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

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.

Please note you will need to book tables for lunch in advance, as the White Horse can be very busy.  (They can be contacted directly on 0116 2671038, and you should book a table 75-90 minutes after the tour start time.  It is also possible to pre-order food)

This tour is approximately 2.4 miles. It is scheduled to take 4 hours including the stop at the pub, which can be approximately 1 hour. 

Price: £25 

Tour Dates: 

Sunday 17th March 11.30 to 15.30

Sunday 31st March 11.30 to 15.30

Saturday 22nd June 12.00 to 16.00

Saturday 20th July 12.00 to 16.00

Sunday 18th August 12.00 to 16.00

Sunday 8th September 12.00 to 16.00

Saturday 5th October 11.30 to 15.30 *Booked out by the Canal and Rivers Trust, more information to come.

Saturday 12th October 11.30 to 15.30 *Booked out by the Canal and Rivers Trust, more information to come. 

(Please note that this tour is not available to book using your Stay Play Explore voucher)

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