Canoeing In The Yorklshire Dales


Our canoe experiences are tailored for everyone - from adrenaline seekers to those craving a peaceful escape. Join us and let the rhythm of the river guide you to unforgettable moments and cherished memories.

Discover Yorkshire Canoeing Adventures

Discover Yorkshire's waterways' serene beauty and exhilarating fun with Live For Today's canoeing adventures. Whether you're gliding across the tranquil waters of Ripley Castle Lake or journeying from Ripon to Boroughbridge, each stroke of the paddle brings a new perspective of nature's splendour and an opportunity for a joyous adventure.

Ripley Castle Canoe

Experience Canoeing in Yorkshire: A Splash of Fun for Everyone

Embark on a delightful canoeing journey at the picturesque Ripley Castle Lake. Whether you're a seasoned paddler or a first-timer, our variety of canoes, ranging from two to four-seaters, ensures a perfect fit for everyone. Dive into a 3-hour escapade filled with warm-up games, skill-building, and exhilarating challenges on the water. You don't need a wetsuit; just come prepared to make a splash! This adventure is perfect for groups of friends, families, couples, and even stag/hen parties.

Ripon To Boroughbridge Canoe Trip: Paddle Through Beauty

Discover North Yorkshire like never before on this 'must-do' 7-mile canoe trip from Ripon to Boroughbridge. Glide past enchanting landscapes over 5-6 hours and possibly catch a glimpse of the elusive kingfisher or playful otters. The journey includes a scenic lunch stop and offers ever-changing vistas, from the grandeur of Newby Hall to the serene stretches of the river. Ideal for friends, families, couples, and celebration groups who crave a unique Yorkshire Dales adventure.

2-Day Boroughbridge to York Canoe Trip: A Voyage to Remember

Join us for an unforgettable two-day adventure from Boroughbridge to York. This journey is not just about canoeing; it's an immersive experience in wilderness and exploration. Paddle through breathtaking landscapes, camp by the riverside, enjoy alfresco dining or a pub meal and wake up to the serene beauty of Linton-on-Ouse. Your second day leads you into the heart of York, culminating in a celebratory riverside beer. Tailored for small groups, this trip combines adventure, nature, and culture.

5 out of 5 stars

A massive Thank You to the Live For Today Team @ Ripley Castle especially Marc and Lee (Canoe/Kayak Instructors) for making our day one to remember. The Cadets had a blast and it was great to see them working together whilst having lots of fun. Everyone had a great time and it was so well organised from start to finish. A memorable day for All. Thank You.

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Activity Pricing

Affordable prices, premier activities.

Private Session

Starting From

£55/Per Person

Visit Ripley Castle for a Canoe Experience like no other.

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • All Kit & Equipment Provided
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Private Access To A Unique Castle Lake

Ripon To Boroughbridge


Starting From

£65/Per Person

A canoe trip adventure along the River Ure.

  • Duration: 5-7 Hours
  • All Kit and Equipment Provided
  • Minimum Age: 12 Years
  • Sessions between March and October
  • Minimum Booking: 2 People

Boroughbridge To York

Starting From

£160/Per Person

An extended canoe trip adventure along the River Ure.

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • All Kit and Equipment Provided
  • Minimum Age: 12 Years
  • Sessions between March and October
  • Minimum Book: 4 People

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If your group is over 30 people, please get in touch with our team directly.

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Our Canoeing Locations

You can find our canoe activities on offer at our Ripley Castle activity centre, near Harrogate and across the Yorkshire Dales. Here are a few of our favourite spots.

Canoeing In The Yorklshire Dales

Ripley Castle Lake

Embark on a magical Watersport Adventure on the Ripley Castle lake, nestled in the serene landscapes of a castle, just a stone's throw from Harrogate.

These pristine lakes, set against the historic backdrop of Ripley Castle, offer an idyllic spot for both seasoned enthusiasts and newcomers to watersports. Whether you're keen to glide through the water on a paddleboard or seeking the thrill of kayaking, our watersports activities at Ripley Castle Lakes cater to all skill levels. Dive into a day of exhilarating aquatic fun and soak in the natural beauty of Yorkshire, creating unforgettable moments with every splash.

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5 out of 5 stars

The guides had a wonderful time. Great instructors and lots of fun. Have paddleboarded and half in canoes then swapped half way. They loved Bob the duck!

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Five Reasons To Embrace The Adventure Of Canoeing

Canoeing isn't just a way to traverse water; it's an invitation to immerse yourself in a world of serene beauty, gentle rhythms, and exhilarating moments.

Anatomy of Canoes

1. Connect with Nature

Canoeing allows you to glide through diverse landscapes, from calm lakes to meandering rivers. It's a chance to witness wildlife up close, enjoy the tranquillity of untouched nature, and disconnect from the hustle of everyday life.

2. Physical Fitness

It's a full-body workout that strengthens your core, arms, and shoulders, enhances your balance and coordination, and improves cardiovascular health — all while you're having maximum fun!

3. Mental Wellbeing

The rhythmic motion of paddling coupled with the soothing sounds of water can be meditative, reducing stress and enhancing mental clarity. It's a peaceful escape that rejuvenates both mind and soul.

4. Accessible Adventure

Canoeing is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a beginner seeking calm waters or an experienced paddler ready for rapids, there's a canoeing adventure waiting for you.

5. Bonding Experience

It's a fantastic way to spend quality time with friends and family, fostering teamwork and creating lasting memories as you navigate the waters together.

Canoeing is more than just an activity; it's a pathway to discovery, wellness, and unforgettable moments.

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