Canoeing is a great low impact, environmentally friendly way to explore County Durham’s beautiful and historic countryside. The River Wear is one of the longest rivers in the area, running through Bishop Auckland, Durham, Chester le Street and Sunderland. Every year, more and more people are trying this fun, adventurous sport.
It is great for complete beginners and experienced paddlers also. We provide all the necessary safety equipment and transport up and down the River Wear.
Start your adventure with Wear Canoes!
Each section of the River is divided into half day and full day river trips, alternatively you can book a canoe for 30 minuits or more to explore Durham City centre. With Wear canoes you will experience breath taking views and sights with plenty of places to stop.
Call us for details on booking the best trip to suit your needs for River Wear canoeing.
Suitable for 2 adults and 2 small children or 3 adults
Half day group sessions with instructor: £45 per person. (Minimum 6 people)
Full day group sessions with instructor: £50 per person. (Minimum 6 people)
Kids 13 years old and under are half price, 14 and older are full price.
Boat and Paddle Hire, Buoyancy aid, Dry Bag, FREE Transport, River Map
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