2018 dates -
Mar 31, May 5, June 30, July 28, Aug 18, Sept 29
6pm - 10.30/11.00pm (5.30pm start on Sept 29)
River Dart at Totnes
£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.
Event Leader - 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.
NB This is an "Water" event which can be booked as a standalone event (below) or, alternatively, as part of our 4 Element - Fire, Water, Air & Earth - (4E) programme. Courses in woodcraft, bird language, wild foods, firecraft, and canoeing on the river Dart will deepen your affinity with Earth, Air, Fire and Water whether through skills-building activity or through deep nature connection. Booking a course in all 4 elements entitles you to 20% off the total cost. See our 4 Element Programme web page for more details...
Cancellations: The paddle will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds or transfers if you are unable to attend. Please see our terms & conditions for further information.