From the beautiful Wye Valley to the Scottish Isles, here are 6 multi-day kayaking trips and expeditions to inspire you for your next adventure..
Sea Kayak & Wild Camp Expedition
Setting off from the heart of Torbay, your group will traverse the stunning coastline of Berryhead & Sharkham Point. The first day will be spent exploring sea caves and spotting wildlife before pitching up at a secluded camp. You will then enjoy a rustic meal of Mackeral and foraged shellfish, cooked on the open fire (sausages & chutney to supplement if they are not biting). A glass of red will help to wash the meal down before a night under the stars on the remote beach.
After a relaxed start, the following day will incorporate the sea caves we passed the day previous and to see the seals again.
Included in this package you will have access to top of the range kayaks and all relevant equipment (cags, flotation devices, tents etc). Two highly qualified kayaking guides will coach you en route and tell you all about the scenery and wildlife. The evening meal, breakfast and lunch in the second day is included in the price.
Price is £120 per person based on a group of 6.
Organised by Reach Outdoors, Devon. Find out more here.
Padding The Length of the River Wye
Forming much of the border between England and Wales, the river Wye flows dreamily through dense woods packed with wildlife, impressive gorges and open fields. From Hay-on-Wye, all the way down to Brockweir, the river is safe to navigate (weather permitting), with plenty of camping options along the way. The full route takes a full 7 days for an average person, a real adventure where paddles will be able to experience whole length of this iconic river and all of it’s sites.
Our suggested route and accommodation options:
Day 1: Hay-on-Wye to Preston-on-Wye (staying at Newcourt Farm) 20 miles, long day
2: Preston-on-Wye to Hereford (staying at Hereford Campsite) 12 miles, full day
3: Hereford to Carey (staying at Carey Campsite) 16 miles, long day
5: Ross on Wye to Symonds Yat (staying at River Wye Camping, or the Saracens Head), 13 miles, full day
6: Symonds Yat to Monmouth (staying at Wye Tipi Camping) 8 miles, shorter day
7: Monmouth to Brockweir, 12 miles, shorter day.
You can either organise this yourself, or use one of the many canoe/kayak hire providers such as Ultimate Canoe & Kayak to help you. They will also be able to give you further tips on where to stay and how much you might be capable of, depending on your level of experience and the weather conditions.
Photo copyright Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre
6-day Kayaking Trip in the Hebrides, Scotland
For something really adventurous, have a look at this. Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna “The Small Isles”– are a group of islands west of Arisaig. Rich in marine life and with a dramatic coastline of cliffs, sea caves and secluded bays, the Small Isles are a fantastic sea kayaking destination. Explore the islands and brave the open crossings between islands to veiw the incredible variety of coastline.
This is a true sea kayaking expedition: We will be entirely self sufficient, carrying all the food and equipment we need and paddling in a range of conditions.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A six day kayaking expedition exploring the islands of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna, with open crossings between the islands and exposed coastline to explore.
- Wild island full of individual character and history.
- Wild camp in spectacular places or stay in bunkhouses/huts in the small settlements on the islands.
- The islands are rich in wildlife – Eagles and Puffins, Seals and Otters, Dolphins and Whales can all be seen here.
- A chance to build more advanced sea kayaking expedition experience and improve your skills.
Cost: £690pp run by Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre.
The Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail
This 5-day option follows the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals from Glasgow City Centre to the heart of Edinburgh. The Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail is a fantastic multi-day kayaking or canoeing trip suitable for paddlers of all abilities. A fanastic way of exploring Scotlands heritage and spectacular scenery. There are plenty of canoe and kayak providers who can help you with this trip.
For maps and more information, click here.
Two-Day, 2-Night Family Adventure, Devon
For a full-catered camping option from Sea Kayak Devon , exploring the best of the Devon coastline.
Arrive at our fantastic woodland base camp in the evening. This is the perfect location for a group who want’s to have their own private gathering and you can sing songs around a roaring camp fire late into the night.
After a filling hot breakfast you’ll pack all your supplies into your Sea Kayak and head out on a journey along one of the UK’s most spectacular coast lines. You’ll find a remote beach for the camp where you can watch the sun set over the sea and enjoy another campfire.
Wake up for a swim in the sun and then paddle back along the coast to Dartmouth. You can finish at whatever time works for you but most groups aim to be off the water by mid afternoon.
We provide everything you could need to be very comfortable for the 2 days. As well as your kayaking kit we also give you all the camping gear that you’ll need: tents, inflatable camp mattresses, head torches, cooking equipment. We give you as many dry bags as you need to store your personal evening clothing and any other gear you want to bring.
FOOD AND THE MENU
One of the highlights of your trip will be the delicious food. It’s all prepared by Kay who before joining the Sea Kayak Devon team spent many years working as head chef at an exclusive wilderness expedition centre. Everything is home made to order and to the highest quality. Putting together a feast on a beach is great fun and our kayak guides are all experienced expedition cooks. They’ll be their to take charge of the cooking and help you learn new tricks for living in style in the wild!
Cost is dependant on whether you are a child, adult or whether you want catered or self catered. Check out the options here.
The Bliss 862 mile Canoe Trail
None of the above long or challenging enough for you? Then what about an 862 mile multi-day kayaking trip, circumnavigating the main waterways of England & Wales.
It comprises of:
19 Canals and Rivers
2 short dry sections in Montgomery Canal, (under restoration).
3 Tidal Sections
For the dedicated website for this challenge, click here.
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The Fatyak Team