Cardington Canoe Slalom Course
Located on the River Great Ouse in the Priory Country Park just outside of Bedford, the Cardington course is 120m long and has movable boulders such that users can set up different course configurations. The course is gravity-fed by the drop in the river and uses no pumping.
The course is available for use by canoeing groups and is also the venue for canoe slalom events held by Bedford’s Viking Kayak Club and hosts the annual Inter Clubs slalom event. The course is also used as training venue by local Fire & Rescue.
Cardington was the first artificial white water course in the country, opened in 1982, and is still probably the best and most beginner-friendly venue for learning moving water skills. In 2013 the course was upgraded using the new boulder system used at the London Olympics course.
More details from British Canoeing site