Intro to Canoeing and Bushcraft

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  • 2 nights

  • Up to 4 people
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    Dumfries and Galloway, GB

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    This is a 2 night, overnight activity

  • ticket-price
    From
    £350.00
    / adult
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    From
    £350.00
    / child
  • Description

    This course is aimed at small groups or couples who want to incorporate their bushcraft experiences into a journey and is a three day course. 

     No experience of canoes or bushcraft is necessary as the course will be tailored to your requirements. Ideally you will have some camping / outdoor experience and have an idea of what the environment can throw at you (from weather to bugs) but our aim is to educate and increase your confidence being out in the wilds.

     Based in the Scottish lowlands area we will predominantly be paddling flat water to learn or improve canoe skills as we journey to our campsite, maybe an island. In the area Red Kites, Ospreys and Deer are regularly seen.


    We wont be trying to churn out the miles each day but concentrate on building canoe and bushcraft skills while journeying. Taking the opportunity to make stops and look at our surroundings, learn how to read the landscape to allow us to choose suitable camp areas based on the topography, weather conditions and available resources.

     Camp can be either by tent or hammock, and you will get fully hands on with preparing camp, sourcing fire materials and water suitable for the teams use. 

     We will work to leave no trace principles, reducing our impact as we journey. Where possible we will aim to cook on open fires. Evening meals will be provided you will just need to bring breakfast, lunch and nibbles.


    We will provide a comprehensive kit list and instruction on the best ways to pack to ensure your kits stays dry. Some kit may be available to hire. Canoes, buoyancy aids and paddles will be supplied.

     This can be booked as an ‘open’ course where you will paddle in a group of up to 6 participants with two instructors (Dan & Peter) or privately on dates to suit you.

    This course is a joint collaboration between DC Outdoors and RedOakBushcrafts. 

    Cost £350 per person




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