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Beccles Canoe Hire Now Open - With are please to inform you that our Beccles Canoe Hire is once again available, along with Wroxham, Norwich and Buxton. Some Guided Trails are also now running. See Guided Canoe Trail page for further information.

Beccles Canoe Hire

Beccles Canoe Hire - If you have never been canoeing before, 
then canoeing with us could not be made easier. In association with the Beccles Lido on the banks of the Rover Waveney, 
TheCanoeMan will provide you will all all the equipment you require for your trip, i.e. canoes, paddles and buoyancy aids. - 
TheCanoeMan, Canoeing & Kayaking in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads National Park, England, UK

Beccles - River Waveney (Return Trip)

Run in conjunction with Beccles Lido, TheCanoeMan's Hire centres is in Beccles, less than half a mile from the town centre.
Beccles is a beautiful market town nestling on the banks of the River Waveney close to the Norfolk / Suffolk Border. The river here is lovely with a wide range of wildlife to be seen from Kingfishers to Otters.
The Gelderston Locks pub awaits you at the end of your canoe 
 journey from Beccles along the River Waveney

One of the most attractive and unspoilt stretches of the River Waveney from the quiet market town of Beccles, our canoe trail travels west towards the unique riverside pub at Geldeston. Dependent on how fast you paddle and how much “pub time” you take, the journey from our centre to “The Locks” will take you about 1.5 hours each way and makes a lovely day out. The stretch of river above “The Locks” is REALLY quiet being unnavigable to other craft so you can lose yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the wonderful River Waveney. With our hire centre being based at the Beccles Lido this gives you an ideal opportunity to either start or finish your day with an invigorating swim in one of the few remaining outdoor pools in the region.

Booking is essential and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Please Note : All Beccles Lido Canoe Hire online bookings are subject to confirmation.

Covid-19 Precautions

When on the river you are very unlikely to come in close contact with of anyone not in your own party. We have, however, put in place the following measures to ensure the safety of our customers:
  1. Each booking will be allocated an individual launch window of 20 minutes. This will ensure that you have no contact with anybody other than other members of your party If you have a preferred launch time please specifiy this in the Notes section of the booking form. We will do our best to accommodate your request and will be in touch shortly afterwards to confirm your launch time.
  2. All our boats, bouyancy aids, paddles and dry bags are disinfected/steam cleaned/quarantined inbetween each and every hire.
  3. Participants will be emailed a link to an instructional video which will demonstrate the correct fitting of bouyancy aids and give safety instructions. It will also demonstrate how to launch and paddle a canoe. This will allow participants to get afloat without having close contact with any of our staff.
  4. An emergency helpline allows participants to get assistance at any point in their canoe adventure.
  5. A hand disinfecting station is provided at the entrance to all launch points along with a supply of gloves.
Please be aware that in order to participate on one of our re-designed canoe hire routes you must:
  • Be paddling with a member or members of your household.
  • Be able to guarantee to clear the launch area within your allocated time slot.
  • Agree to call/text us in accordance with your instructions.
  • Confirm your understanding of the governments social distancing guidelines and that you will take all reasonable measures to ensure the guidelines are adhered to.

Book Beccles Canoe Hire Online

How To Book 1. Select Date - 2. Select item(s) - 3. Goto basket - 4. Complete booking and payment details

Beccles Canoe Hire

To book please select a date from the calander below.
September 2020

Full Day

10:00 - 17:00. Depart and return to Beccles lido with plenty of time to explore the beautiful River Waveney.

2 Person Canoe   £60.00
3 Person/Family Canoe £75.00
Dog £5.00


09:30 - 12:30. Depart and return to Beccles Lido and explore the beautiful River Waveney.

2 Person Canoe   £45.00
3 Person/Family Canoe £60.00
Dog £5.00


13:00 - 16:00. Depart and return to Beccles Lido and explore the beautiful River Waveney.

2 Person Canoe   £45.00
3 Person/Family Canoe £60.00
Dog £5.00