• Freebird Paddles

    Freebird Paddles, the United Kingdom's largest selection of world class handcrafted canoe paddles

Worldwide Delivery

On all canoe paddles

Quick Delivery

Shipped DPD & Royal Mail

Based In Ireland

Handmade paddles

Freebird Paddles

Providing the highest quality canoe paddles at competitive prices

Welcome to Freebird Paddles the successor to Downcreek Paddles. I was one of the team producing the range of paddles over the past five years. We had become the leader in custom made paddles in the UK. When we decided to dissolve the brand I made the decision to go for a fresh new start hence the new name of Freebird Paddles. A new model of business is used where the range of paddles are sold off the shelf and the customer should be able to find the model, the size and choice of wood to suit their requirement. The models on offer are the same in every way as to those previously available at Downcreek Paddles but with a much quicker dispatch time. The paddles now come with a rock-guard tip as standard and this is approximately a 10% saving on the previous price.

Here at Freebird Paddles we offer a range of hand-crafted hardwood canoe paddles in unique & original designs. Others may take “inspiration” from us, but it’s easier to follow than it is to lead! With a Freebird Paddle you will feel the difference as they are exceptional in form & function. Treat yourself & paddle better!

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Some of our customers reviewed our paddles, here's what they have to say!

  • ray goodwin canoeing

    Freebird paddles’s Kingfisher coupled with the Big Dipper are my favourite paddles in an extensive collection & are a great combination for all my paddling needs. These paddles are where tradition and originality join together and also where art and effectiveness meet. I have never paddled with better. Their new White Water Big Dipper seals the deal…to get them from me, you will have to pry them from my cold dead hands!

    ray goodwin canoeing

    Ray Goodwin, Professional Canoeing Coach