Canoe Days Out

Cambridgeshire - River Great Ouse - St Neots to Huntingdon

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How to get there - Car park is south of road west of town bridge (i.e. not on the bypass)

For those with SatNav the postcode is PE19 7SD.

As it's a one way trip you will need to leave a car in Huntingdon, (If you have SatNav the nearest postcode PE29 3RP) or Godmanchester (postcode PE29 2NB).

Get a map with driving directions to start or end (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Short carry across public park to riverside

General Description - About 10 miles including 4 locks to be portaged. Easy paddling downstream through generally flat rural area. Old gravel pits offer some birdwatching.

Attractive riverside pub at Brampton (8 miles)

Get out below Huntington Town Bridge on north bank, short carry across grass to road (B1514). For those with SatNav the nearest postcode is PE29 3RP. Return to St Neots by bus (see link). Can also stop at Godmanchester (7 miles), landing stage by small free car park in village but less easy to find. For photos see links.

Comments on this trip

Strong breeze
20 May 2023
Great route, Info is still good. Got 7.5km in on paddle boards and the breeze in our face was strong enough to cause a few waves so turned around and let the wind guide us to the start and somehow into a pub. Oops. Oh well. Thank you for the route and info #128077;#127996;#128077;#127996;

Andy Darvill
13 Mar 2013
Can I assume the current is not strong around St Neots and that it would not be hard paddling upstream for a while Anyone know Thanks

Keith Day
23 Aug 2009
If you want to make this part of a two day trip there is a Camping & Caravan Club Site on the right bank half a mile before the start of this trip. Do this trip camp overnight and then continue to Huntingdon the next day.


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