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Bushcraft Canoe & Kayak Trails

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The Guided Canoe Bushcraft Trails allow you to gain access to unreachable stretches of the broads, get close to nature. Learn how to canoe as well as pick up some bushcraft / campcraft techniques all at the same time!

Fancy a weekend adventure in nature? This 2-day expedition takes you on a journey into the wilderness; winding through the backwaters of the Norfolk Broads, with a night under the stars. This course combines canoeing and bushcraft to create the perfect adventure weekend suitable for all experience levels. Throughout the experience, you will have a friendly, qualified guide leading you through the weekend.

Our guided bushcraft canoe trails allow you to access unreachable stretches of The Broads and get closer to nature. This 2-day, 1-night course will allow you to learn the basics of canoeing and pick up some bushcraft/camp craft techniques simultaneously.

Sample Itinerary - Guided Bushcraft Canoe Trail

We will be meeting at our canoe base in Wroxham at approximately 9:30 am, where we will then take you up to the top stretches of the winding River Bure. Once everyone is on the water we will begin the roughly 12km journey down the river to set up camp for the night in our wild campsite - WildWood. When we arrive, the bushcraft sessions and setting up camp will begin. The evening will consist of setting up tarps for the night, basic firelighting skills and cooking dinner over the fire.

The following morning we will regroup after a hearty breakfast. It may be possible to look at more bushcraft skills depending on timings. We then break camp and continue our journey down the river winding our way through the broads system - stopping off at points of interest and wildlife spotting en route. The day will finish back in Wroxham at approximately 4 pm, where your vehicle will be waiting for you.

That night we would bivvy overnight in the deepest darkest depths of Norfolk under Tarps (tents might be available if you have any real wusses!!). This will be the opportunity to learn some mystical Bushcraft, including firelighting skills, cooking over an open fire, etc. The degree of Bushcraft Skills / Backwoods cooking etc. can be adjusted to suit your current experience levels (from complete beginner to expert) - please advise of any specific requirements.

We will probably go for an evening paddle - there will be some great opportunities for wildlife spotting / photography at this time of the evening. Later that evening the may wish to partake in camp fire stories and adult beverages! We supply one glass of wine to go with dinner but please feel free to bring your favourite tipple along.

The following morning after a hearty breakfast we will regroup. Dependent on time possible look at more Bushcraft type skills. We then break camp and continue our journey down the river winding our way through the broads system - stopping off at points of interest and wildlife spotting on route. This programme would be repeated on subsequent days - working our way through the broads. On the last day we would normally finish at 4pm (but this is flexible) and return you to your vehicle(s).

Food Example:

Lunch Day 1
Packed lunch (not included in the cost- please bring it with you)

Dinner Day 1
Campfire cooked meal (e.g. chilli/spaghetti bolognese/stew) with cake and custard for pudding

Breakfast Day 2
Bacon and egg rolls and orange juice

Lunch Day 2
Bread rolls with fillings and spreads, packet of crisps, fruit and chocolate bar

Private Bushcraft Canoe Trails can be organised all year round for groups of 6 or more. Bookings of less than 6 participants are available, but a supplement will apply.

The following dates are pre-organised trails that individuals & couples can join in on. With these trails you are guided both during the day and at camp overnight.

Please Note : Single sex groups of 4 or more should contact the office for booking and NOT use the online booking facility.

Online Booking

Please note - We are unable to take bookings over the telephone, please book your activities via the website.

There are currently no dates for this activity which can be booked online. Please check back shortly.

If you require any further details or would like to talk about other dates, please do not hesitate to contact us either by email info@TheCanoeMan.com or on 07873 748408