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Go Canoeing Guided Tour - River Soar Pub Paddle

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Leicester

Run by: Go Canoeing

Perfect for someone wanting to take a leisurely paddle down for a drink, or even a pub lunch before paddling back.


Suitable for 7+

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From Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre paddle down the river past Watermead Park, taking time to look out for the various birds and wildlife along the way. Arriving in Birstall at the White Horse Pub. Stopping here participants can either have a drink or meal as pre-arranged, sitting in either their beautiful pub garden or the comfort inside. Once finished we then paddle back up to the centre.

This tour is approximately 2.4 miles. It can take half a day depending on how quick people paddle and how long they want to stay at the pub. It is advisable to have had a previous experience in a canoe.


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Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Sun 12 Apr 10:30–14:00
  2. Sun 24 May 10:30–14:00
  3. Wed 27 May 11:30–15:00
  4. Sat 30 May 11:30–15:00
  5. Sun 21 Jun 10:30–14:00
  6. Sun 26 Jul 10:30–14:00
  7. Sun 23 Aug 10:30–14:00
  8. Sun 20 Sep 10:30–14:00
  9. Sun 18 Oct 10:30–14:00


Price: £20 per person.

Skill Level

  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced

Special requirements

Minimum age of eight years old.

Canoes, kayaks, paddles, buoyancy aids and waterproofs are available without cost if required. You are more than welcome to use any of your own kit as you wish if the tour leader deems it suitable and safe to do so.

Please arrive early to fill out necessary forms and get ready for your activity


Go Canoeing is a Canoe England Olympic Legacy project. To find out more about Go Canoeing please visit


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Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 5PN

Meeting point: Please register on arrival at reception.

About this location

Outdoor activity centre incorporating high ropes, archery, water sports, paddlesport clubs, holiday activities and Show more… after school care.Show less…

Outdoor activity centre incorporating high ropes, archery, water sports, paddlesport clubs, holiday activities and after school care.


This activity is organised and run by Go Canoeing.

Please register in advance.

To book please call the centre on 0116 2681426. Booking can also be done in person at the centre by cash or card payment. Payment in full is required at the time of booking to secure the spaces.

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