Cornish Sea Kayak and SUP Adventure
Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th August 2018
This is the right way to spend your summer break - spend three epic days exploring the stunning Lizard Peninsula by kayak or stand-up paddleboard (SUP), forage and fish for coastal delicacies, get your toes sandy on Cornwall's best beaches and enjoy two nights' wild camping in a secluded woodland.
This is one of our most popular adventure weekends and always sells out in record time so don't miss out - book your space below!
There are many reasons why people go to Cornwall to explore - you'll find beautiful long stretches of beach, fantastic waves to surf on, rocky coves to scramble over, inlets with sky blue water to swim in and breathtaking walks along the South West Coast Path.
Stunningly beautiful at any time of the year, there is nowhere quite like the Lizard Peninsula - with crisp and clean air, almost completely surrounded by the sea, its climate is also probably the warmest in Britain. It's a vibrant place - with small whitewashed cottages and colourful fishing boats, and contains 15 of Britain's rarest plant species. For these reasons the Lizard Peninsula has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
On this unforgettable three-day adventure you'll "sea's" the day - after a taster session you can choose your sailing vessel from stand-up paddleboard or kayak. You'll spend your time exploring the coast at a relaxed pace, foraging along the way for mussels, clams and whelks, and try your hand at some fishing! There will be chances to snorkel, swim and float around little coves and you'll stop on some of the most beautiful beaches for lunch - you might even get an adrenaline fix with a bit of coasteering! All specialist equipment and most meals are provided, and you don't need to have any experience either - your guides will look after you from start to finish so you can just completely relax...
On Friday you'll meet your guide Ian at your woodland campsite around lunchtime and there will be an introductory kayaking and SUP session for the group. Once everyone's chosen a preferred mode of water transport you'll set off together to start exploring along the coast, stopping on lots of beautiful beaches for lunch and snacks. As the sun sets you'll make your way back to the woods via the South West Coast Path and have dinner together at a local pub. You'll settle down for the night under the trees and get a glimpse of the stars before drifting off on waves of sleep.
After breakfast on Saturday morning we’ll take another route directly from the campsite and explore a different part of the coast - Ian will show you how to forage and fish for seaside fare and you'll get to enjoy a seaweed tasting masterclass... but you'll get a proper lunch on the beach too. Depending on the tide levels Ian will also take you for a coasteering session - an activity that every adventurer has to try! You'll return in the evening to the campsite for round the campfire eating a freshly-cooked dinner and toasting marshmallows without another group in sight, and you'll spend your second peaceful night in the woods.
On Sunday, Ian will take you on a special guided walk to an idyllic hidden bay for a private swimming and snorkelling session - you probably won't see anyone else here either! After getting your fill of sun, sand and sea you'll be taken back to the campsite in the early afternoon to pack up and have lunch together. You're welcome to stay and share more adventure stories or head home to reflect on your awesome weekend.
You'll be based in a secluded wild camp in the woodlands next to a cafe. The facilities there are basic but it’s a truly idyllic spot - you’ll camp beneath the trees and there’s a stream running through the site. There is a proper toilet with sink but no shower - you can get some fresh water from the stream for an 'eco-shower' but you'll be in and out of the water all weekend anyway.
You don't need to have any experience of wild camping, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking to join us on this adventure - everything will be set up and arranged for you. On Friday afternoon you'll have a taster session on the water (around 1-2 hours) where you can try both a kayak and SUP to see what you like, and the weekend will be taken at a relaxed pace so you can really enjoy it and get lots of time to explore.
You do need to bring some basic camping kit with you - see the kit list below for what we recommend.
EC adventures are informal, friendly and great fun! They're made up of singles, couples and small sets of friends with ages typically ranging from mid 20s to mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome. Whether it's your first time exploring the outdoors or you're an adventure professional, EC adventures are a great way to meet like-minded people in a safe, welcoming and fun environment.
Please see our recommended kit list for this adventure HERE. Please note you'll need to bring your own tent, bivvy bag (with tarpaulin sheet is best) or a hammock to string between the trees - whatever you prefer!
- Two nights' supervised wild camping in a beautiful secluded woodland
- Sea kayak and SUP taster session on Friday afternoon (1-2 hours)
- Three days' guided kayak, SUP, snorkelling and swimming led by qualified and experienced instructor Ian and his team
- All specialist equipment for the weekend (SUPs, sea kayaks, paddles, wetsuits, buoyancy aid, helmet and rash vests)
- Foraging, fishing and seaweed tasting sessions throughout the weekend
- Coasteering mini-adventure (tide-dependent)
- Two breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday morning
- Two lunches on Saturday and Sunday
- One camp-cooked dinner on Saturday night
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Lunch / dinner on Friday
- Snacks throughout the weekend (we recommend bringing granola bars, nuts, dried fruit etc)
- Personal wild camping and sleeping equipment - please see the above kit list for what to bring
BOOK NOW to take advantage of our discounted earlybird pricing!
- Discounted Earlybird price for EC CLUB Members - £259 (if deposit is paid before 3rd May 2018)
- Discounted Earlybird price for non EC CLUB Members - £279 (if deposit is paid before 3rd May 2018)
- Standard price for EC CLUB Members - £279
- Standard price for non EC CLUB Members - £299
You'll need to pay a £100 deposit on booking with the balance due by the 3rd June 2018.
If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email email@example.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.