We are not currently taking bookings for coracle hire.

Please check out our canoe hire, kayak hire, mini-raft hire or mega SUP hire.

Coracle Hire

1 hour hire

Have fun on the river in our handmade bamboo coracles. Made famous in Ironbridge by the Rogers family, coracles are usually paddled solo. However, we have two sizes of large coracles. One is 1.6m in diameter and can fit 2-3 people. Our larger coracle is 2m in diameter and can hold a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 smaller children aged under 10).

As the coracles are round you will need two adults in each boat who can paddle in unison. Anyone sat in the middle cannot paddle (including children).

If you would like all your party, including the children, to paddle we recommend you choose another activity like our mini-raft or canoe hire.​

Duration: One hour hire

Trip Times: 1.30pm or 2.30pm

Age Limit: Children aged 4 and above can participate

Hire Includes: Coracle, buoyancy aid, paddle and dry bag

Weight Limits: Maximum weight limit per 1.6m coracle is 35 stone. Maximum weight limit per 2m coracle is 40 stone



Two person coracle hire




Three person coracle hire




Ironbridge Coracle Hire




Please read the notes below before making a coracle hire booking 

We require a minimum of 2 adults per coracle.  Please see the full guidelines, rules and regulations below.

We will email you a few days prior to your trip date with all the necessary information you need, including where to park and where to meet.  Please ensure you arrive no later than the time stated in the email.

For more information and to make a booking please Call Us or email us Ironbridge Coracle Hire

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for all the answers you need.

Health and Safety Guidelines, Rules and Regulations

The safety and enjoyment of your trip depend on both river and weather on your chosen trip day. We do not allow any trips to proceed when severe conditions are occurring or expected. Furthermore, heavy rainfall over the days leading up to your trip date affects the river levels, especially rainfall over the Welsh mountains some two days before departure. We will offer you an alternative date if we are unable to run your trip due to circumstances beyond our control.

If you have any questions about your coracle, equipment or the River Severn, please do not hesitate to ask.

Furthermore, if your party have any health issues, please discuss this with us first and make us aware of these conditions. As a consequence of certain health issues we may discourage you from taking part in the event. Anyone with a history of epilepsy should also avoid participating.

Maximum weight per 1.6m coracle is 35 stone.Maximum weight per 2m coracle is 40 stone. Children under the age of 4 years are not allowed in coracles.  Children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied by an adult on a one to one basis. The minimum hire age is 18 years old. Two adults must accompany anyone under the age of 18.

It is important to note that participants must have the ability to swim a minimum of 25 metres.  Consequently, an adult who can swim must accompany anyone who cannot swim this distance.

Most importantly, please note that you should not consume alcohol prior to your trip. You will not be permitted to hire or participate in the event if you are found under the influence of alcohol or any other substances. In addition we will not provide a refund in the event of cancellation.  Furthermore, you cannot take alcohol on the river and we have the right to confiscate it until you return. If you refuse to relinquish alcohol we will cancel the trip with no refund given.

You cannot fish unless you have the appropriate permit and a National rod license. Please arrive 10 minutes before your allocated launch time to allow time to fit your buoyancy aids and paddles and receive your health and safety briefing. Please call us if you are running late. However, if you are late we may have to cancel your trip with no refund given.

You must wear your buoyancy aids at all times whilst you are in the coracle. When you leave the river take all your belongings, buoyancy aids and paddles. These are your responsibility and we will charge you in full if lost or stolen.

If you exceed the one hour time we reserve the right to make a surcharge of £25 per extra hour, per boat overrunning the time limit. In the unlikely event that you are not able to return to the end of the trip and a member of staff is required to retrieve you and your boat(s) (dependent on where you are located on the river) there will be a £100 retrieval charge.

You cannot bring your dog on this activity.

There is no safety cover on the river however you can contact us at all times. Call: 01952 427150. For the most part, mobile phone coverage on the river is minimal for a lot of the major networks. However we can also be contacted on WhatsApp on 07497 086936.

What to wear and spare equipment: Loose clothing, i.e. t-shirts, shorts, leggings and trainers (NOT wellington boots, flip flops or jeans).  Please dress appropriately and wear sunscreen as the sun reflecting off the water can increase your chance of heat stroke and sunburn. Furthermore the weather conditions can also change very quickly on your journey so please bring a raincoat. In addition, we also recommend you bring a change of clothes and towel for the end of your trip.

Do bring: A drink, chocolate bar, snack/picnic and sun tan lotion. Especially important is a waterproof mobile phone.

Do not bring: Expensive jewellery, watches, cameras/video cameras if not waterproof as we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to any of your effects.

Please do not leave rubbish on the river banks or drop it in the river. Bring it back with you and we will dispose of it.

When making a booking, please review our full terms and conditions.​