at The Black Shed Slimbridge


The Boat Station 

Enjoy a chauffeured cruise along the canal aboard either Meanderer, our traditional classic wooden harbour launch or Still Waters, our historic tender. Glide along in style as you relax and take in the stunning Gloucestershire countryside. To see more information about our trips and time please click find out more.

For booking please call 07793 544 057or in person at The Boat Station desk inside The Black Shed.

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. 

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 Adventure Hire desk inside The Black Shed 


Paddle boarding

Unique  guided adventures, skills tuition and board hire

Learn the basics, develop your skills, take on a paddleboarding adventure. We’re committed to delivering an impeccable, fun, and empowering experience on the water.  We’ll help you create magic memories to last a lifetime. Learn to SUP with our friendly coaches. Dive into the tranquillity of SUP Yoga. Get wild on the water with our family activities. Glide down the waterway’s nature watching on a guided adventure. We’ll help you tick off that bucket list adventure with your family, friends and even your pup!


Discover more in the area

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

We're Just half a mile away from the world famous Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.


Berkeley Castle

The Historic 11th Century Berkeley Castle is a short 10 minute drive away. The history played out within Berkeley Castle’s walls make it one of the most remarkable buildings in Britain.


The Tudor Caravan Park

We are situated directly opposite The Tudor Caravan Park, one of the best located & recommended Caravan and campsites in Gloucestershire.