RIVER EXE JOURNEY
Your 2-day adventures will allow you to journey in open canoes, stand up paddleboards or kayaks, as well as developing your paddling skills on one of the most beautiful rivers and canals in the area.
Starting in the city of Exeter you will meet your qualified and experienced Westcountry Adventure Guide, where you will receive coaching; learning different techniques to help you on your journey, before heading off on your adventure.
You will take on the weirs and paddle down the river Exe, navigating the waterways until you reach Turf Locks. Here you will either pitch your tent or check in to your B&B Shepard hut if wanting to stay close to the pub, or you can choose to continue your journey to your secluded, wild camping spot on the water’s edge. On a clear night, this is an amazing area to see the stars at night.
Waking up the following morning, you might choose to don your swimmers for a dip in the water before setting off! Your Guide will arrange your start time so you can pack and have breakfast in good time. Launching the boats, you will then be heading up the canal toward Exeter where your journey will be completed. If tides and weather permit and you want to extend your journey, you can choose to head out toward to sea for an extended day.
All the adventures are open to beginners and suitable for most, but you will require a reasonable level of fitness as you’ll be self-powering your craft for the journey (speed will be affected by ability and weather conditions).
- 2 days fully guided paddlesport instructor
- 2 days use of canoe/kayak/SUP (including paddle, buoyancy aid and dry bags for your personal equipment)
- All safety equipment including buoyancy aid
- Tents can be provided but will need to be discussed at point of booking
- Transport of the canoes to the start point and collection of the canoes at the end of the journey
- Camping costs where required
- Personal clothing
- Transport and parking
- Sleeping equipment if camping
We will send you our recommended personal kit list once you book your adventure.
Our Water-based adventures only run between April and October. This is to minimise the risk and effects of poor weather conditions.