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Llandrinio to Montford Bridge

13.5 miles - 5 to 6 hours

Beginning high up the River Severn across the border in Wales, not far from the highest navigable point, you will meander through a deep narrow river channel working its way through stunning countryside that in places has a jungle-like feel to it. This section is relatively overgrown and has a couple of faster-flowing sections that require a few basic boat handling skills.

This route has the added bonus of a pub lunch stop at the wonderful Royal Hill Inn. On weekends please book a table in advance.

During your route you will come across the confluence of the River Vyrnwy, which provides a great opportunity for you to paddle up its gentle flow and see the ancient 12th Century wooden church of Melverley. After Melverley you will see the historic Crew Green railway bridge and Nesscliffe military training ground!

For the section of this route above Crew Green we require all paddlers to demonstrate suitable competence in your chosen boat to safely navigate the "Upper Narrows".

The route ends back where your car is parked at Montford Bridge.


Minimum 2 people

Minimum age 10

Basic experience required

£35 per adult / £17.50 for under-16s

Meet time - 9am


How does it work?


Its really simple, click on the red button to book the date.

On the day aim to arrive 10 minutes early.

Upon arrival we have a small amount of paperwork for you to fill in, then we give you all of the required equipment to ensure your trip is comfortable and safe. We show you how to use the canoe and talk about the route. Once you arrive at Montford Bridge we will help you out of the water with your boat.

Looking for a longer trip?


Want to paddle 19.5 miles in one day? Then this trip is for you! Setting out from Edgerley, you will combine our half-day and 3/4-day trips into one, with the option to land at the Wingfield Arms for lunch or stop mid-way for a picnic.

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