Go Canoeing Guided Tours – British Canoeing Initiative

Go Canoeing is initiative from the National Governing Body for paddle sports ”British Canoeing’. It is aimed at opening up the sport to new participants and encouraging those with some canoeing experience to take to the water more regularly by taking part on canoeing guided tours.

By providing a range of captivating and inspiring opportunities and resources, Canoe England are confident that they can introduce 20,000 new people to canoeing by 2017 and also encourage 25% of those new participants to continue in the sport and undertake further experiences.

Ackers is an official approved provider for Go Canoeing Guided Tours and Taster Sessions. Throughout the year will be running a range of taster sessions and tours. See below for further details

A Guided Tour at Ackers starts off in the basin area where your instructor will cover the basics of canoeing for any beginners followed by a safety briefing. The group will then paddle out on to the Grand Union Canal turning right towards Birmingham. The tour will give you a glimpse of industrial Birmingham from the water, passing through locks before stopping for lunch. The group will then travel back to the Ackers basin.

River Severn Guided Canoe Tour starts off at Bridgnorth with a safety briefing & introduction to Canoeing for any beginners. The tour will travel along the River Severn passing hamlets, countryside and the Severn Valley Railway (where you may catch a glimpse of a Steam Engine). The group will stop in a safe and convenient spot for a picnic and then continue on to Upper Arley where the tour will finish. Participants can then catch the Steam Train back to Bridgnorth (for an extra cost) or be transferred back by Ackers Staff.

Birmingham Guided Canoe Tour – Brand New for 2017!!  See Birmingham from the water on our Guided Canoe Tour. Starting at Cambrian Wharf and taking a 2 hour trip around the scenic canals.

Go Canoeing Guided Tours 2017

Birmingham Guided Tour at Ackers –  Friday 14th April 2017 (NEW)**

Summer Guided Tour at Ackers –  Friday 2nd June 2017

River Severn Guided Canoe Tour – Saturday 16th July 2017*

Guided Canoe Tour – Saturday 27th October 2017

Mince Pie Canoe Tour – Saturday 9th December 2017

Places have to be pre booked in advance.

Adults £20, Juniors £10, Under 8’s FREE!

*River Severn Guided Tour – Adults £30, Juniors £20 including boat hire. Under 8’s go Free! Family of 3 – £65, Family of 4 – £75.

**Birmingham Guided Canoe Tour – 1 adult – £20, 2 adults – £35, Juniors – £10 (12-16yrs)
Under 12’s free (minimum age 5)
Family (max 5, 2 ad, 3 jun)) – £40

For further information & to book please call 0121 772 5111 or email [email protected]


Pre-booking essential on 0121 772 5111, spaces limited