Sunday Departure only: car park on Water Eaton Road, Cutteslowe, Oxford, OX2 7QT.

Everyone should be willing to help carry their kayak 100m to the river.

We provide free return transport to the car park.


Frequently Asked Questions

When do tours run?

Every Saturday and/or Sunday from April to September. 

 The Saturday Tour begins and finishes at Donnington Bridge, OX4 4AZ. 

This tour is about 2 hours long. 

Donnington Bridge is between Iffley Rd and Abingdon Rd. Look for a white VW truck parked next to the slipway.

Click for a map DONNINGTON BRIDGE, OX4 4AZ

Free car parking is available nearby.

 The Sunday Tour is a one-way trip of 6 miles.

Meet at the car park shown on the map above at 11:00 for a 12 noon departure. OX2 7QT.

Finish tour 15:30 - 16:00 at Donnington Bridge, OX4 4AZ. 

Click for a ROUTE MAP

Free car parking is available on site.

 Tours can be late arriving due to fallen trees blocking the river, capsizes or other unexpected events. 


Do we run tours on other days?

CONTACT US. We need a minimum of 6 adults to run a tour. We can often make up a group from different enquiries so please let us know your options.


Can children go?

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Children under 12 can go in a double kayak with an adult over 18. 


What boats do we have? 


Perception Expression 11 kayak
Touring kayak
13 single kayaks and 1 double kayaks.

Return transport to the departure point?

The Saturday tour begins and finishes in the same place.

For the Sunday tour we arrange free transport back to Cutteslowe or the city centre.

On Sundays we can transport your bike to Donnington Bridge from Cutteslowe.


What should I wear?

Dress according to the weather.

  • Your feet may get wet/muddy.
  • Going barefoot is not a good idea.
  • Gloves and a hat?


Anything else I need to know?

There are no toilet facilities other than the bushes.


Is it safe?

  • Our kayak tours are suitable for beginners.
  • The rivers in summer are slow-moving, populated by rowing boats, punts and motor cruisers.
  • Buoyancy aids are provided.
  • 1-2 BCU qualified kayak guides are present on every tour.
  • Our kayaks are stable, easy to turn and paddle in a straight line.


Will I capsize?

Capsizes have happened but it's a rare event. Our kayaks are stable and we advise how to avoid a capsize in the safety briefing. 


3-4 hours is a long time to paddle?

It's all downstream with a 40 minute rest at the halfway point. If you are of a reasonable fitness you'll be fine. We have taken many first-timers and nobody failed to finish.


Maximum weight?

For a single kayak you should be under 250lbs or 115kg. 



We have a rest of 40 minutes halfway on the Sunday tour. Don't forget the sandwiches.


Do we hire out kayaks? 

No we don't.