nightpaddle on the river dart
2017 dates - April 3, June 16, August 26, Sept 23
the River Dart at Totnes
6pm - 10.30/11.00pm
£35 adults, £12 for kids 12 yrs and under
The Dart river valley is bursting with life and vitality, its beauty unspoiled and waters unpolluted. The Nightpaddle is an evening spent meandering gently up the river giving you the opportunity to sink into the exquisite scenery and the rhythm of the river.
Carrying everything we need in the canoes, we will journey for several miles. The pace is relaxed, and there will be plenty of time to spend around the campfire, or to swim, play, and enjoy a delicious communal meal in the company of the storyteller, Spindle Wayfarer! The return journey is a magical experience of the river at night.
We provide canoes, equipment, life jackets and teach all the necessary skills. Also included in the cost is a campfire dinner.
NB. No previous experience of canoeing is necessary, although participants must be able to swim.
Chris Salisbury - Chris founded WildWise after many years working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. With a background in the theatre, a training in therapy and a career in environmental education he uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world. He has worked with Ray Mears and John Rhyder, amongst many others.
Sebastian Kelly - Sebastian’s profound affinity with the wild began in his childhood home of the Lake District. Formerly an education ranger with Exmoor National Park, he has worked on the staff of the ecological studies centre Schumacher College. Sebastian was founder-director of the eco-performance company Restless Natives, and has worked as a conservation warden, walks guide writer, freelance environmental educator, and theatre-in-education practitioner.