SUP Stroud Paddleboarding  

Come and Join SUP Stroud at the Black Shed for beginners paddleboarding sessions and supervised hire. 
Visit or Facebook “supstroud “ for more details. 

Adventure Bike and Canoe Hire Slimbridge  

Offering quality cycles and Canadian style canoes for hire, Adventure Bike and Canoe Hire operate from The Black Shed, adjacent to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, March through to October. 
The friendly staff will help with all your cycling and canoe needs, allowing you to experience a stress free and leisurely adventure, whether it is alongside the canal on a cycle or on the canal in a Canoe. 
You will be provided with all the equipment and support required as well as advice on routes and timings. 
Catering for all the family with child seats and trailers for the cycles. Booking is either through the website booking page, by phone on 07378321048 or in person at The Bike hire desk inside The Black Shed 

Gloucester Narrowboats  

Gloucester Narrowboats operates their fleet of day hire Narrowboats and holiday hire boat from The Black Shed March to October. 
Self drive day hire boats taking from 2 – 10 people are hired out from 0900-1700. Holiday Hire boat sleeps up to 4 and is hired out for 3 nights (Fri-Mon) or 4 nights (Mon-Fri) 
The Day Boats come fully equipped with all the necessary safety equipment as well as basic facilities, to include tea, coffee and sugar, a small stove and we even give you a pint of milk to get you started. 
The Holiday boat is also equipped with the necessary safety equipment as well as a full sized galley and a shower room. You will be given full instruction on the use, handling and safety features of your craft before setting out to explore the surrounding countryside by water. 
"The Fastest way to Slow Down" 
Operating from the Black Shed Slimbridge, Gloucester Narrowboats offers Day and Holiday Boat Hire. 
All our boats were purposely designed and built for Day and Holiday hire exclusively on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. The Day Hire boats Badger, Otter and Toad are licensed and insured for a maximum of 10 or 6 people and our holiday boat Ratty is licensed and insured for a maximum of 4 people to enjoy 3 or 4 night breaks, offering possibly the most relaxing break you will ever have. 
On the day of your hire, you will receive a full safety briefing, then you will be instructed in the safe handling and operation of your boat by one of our RYA qualified instructors, after which you are free to head off for an exciting and or relaxing time on the water. 

Discover more in the area 

Just half a mile away from the world famous Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust 
The Historic 11th Century Berkeley Castle is a short 10 minute drive away 
Directly opposite The Tudor Caravan Park, one of the best located & recommended Caravan and campsites in Gloucestershire 
Cotswold walking guide 
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