3 day Canoe expedition on the river Tamar
The 3 day canoe expedition on the river Tamar is a favourite of ours!
We are pleased to offer this fantastic 3 day canoe trip on the beautiful river Tamar, which is located on the border of Devon and Cornwall!
The adventure will begin at Saltash where we will start with a safety brief before we pack and head off on the beautiful and scenic river. Once on the water you will be shown how to manoeuvre the canoe efficiently.
We will be paddling a distance of over 50 km over the 3 days whilst still having time to practice some great bushcraft skills including the following:
• cutting tool safety • cutting techniques • using a tarpaulin • fishing techniques • net making • fire lighting skills • game preparation • wilderness cooking skills • navigation and more.
For the first evening we will be heading to the Cotehele estate and setting up camp. When we arrive we will prepare our evening meal and look at some of the essential wilderness skills that you can then practice over the duration of your stay.
After a night under the stars we will have the morning to relax, practice some bushcraft skills, try our luck at fishing and enjoy the scenery. We aim to be back on the water for lunch time. As a group we will paddle up to the tidal limits near the town of Gunnislake. Whilst on the water we can try some more fishing techniques and you will be shown some new paddling skills. The scenery on the upper Tamar is beautiful and we will pass the Morwell cliffs and quay where you will hopefully get the chance to spot some great wildlife. As the evening draws it will be back to our camp for the night where you can relax and enjoy the evening meal. With over 40km paddled now a good night’s sleep will be in order!
The following morning will be an early rise followed by breakfast and then it will be time to pack the kit up ready for our journey back down the river and head for Saltash. All good things must come to an end. This will be an adventure you will struggle to forget!
All canoeing equipment is supplied by us and all meals are provided
Start: Friday 3:00pm
Finish: Sunday Approx. 1pm
**Under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult