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 Dart 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 campfire supper. The return journey is a magical experience of the river at night.
We provide canoes, equipment, life jackets and teach all the necessary skills. No previous experience of canoeing is necessary, although participants must be able to swim.
£45 adults/kids 13+ yrs and £20 kids 12 yrs & under
All nightpaddle events take place on Saturday evenings. The timings are 6pm start to approximately 10-10.30pm finish with the exception of Sept paddles which start at 5.30pm and end at 9.30-10pm. We are offering one paddle per month between April and September, see options below:
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.
Tom Wigston: Tom is a qualified teacher, Forest School leader and Bushcraft Instructor and carries several other outdoor leadership qualifications and accreditation. Tom has recently completed a master’s degree in education, pursuing his keen interest in the academic and philosophical exploration of outdoor learning and human-environment relationships
Sam Kouzarides: After studying Conservation Sam worked as a ranger for the National Trust where he developed his passion for outdoor education work. Supported and inspired by training in the Art Of Mentoring with the 8 Shields Institute, and WildWise ’s Outdoor Leadership Foundation (years 1 and 2), Sam’s work includes teaching at Acorns Learning, nature connection mentoring, running bushcraft and nature connection events; conservation work and tree surgery. Sam works with a healthy combination of playful energy and a relaxed and easy manner and likes nothing more than a good adventure.
We have filled our Seasonal Assistant posts now but we are still looking for volunteers. Come along to our Volunteer Information & Induction day on Dartmoor on March 23rd. Lunch included! Find out more here…