Guided Family Canoe Trip October 1/2 term 2020
Guided Family Canoe Trips on the River Tamar in October half term holidays
Saturday 24th October at 10am
Monday 26th October at 12 noon
Wednesday 28th October at 2pm
Suitable for: Complete Beginners Aged 3+
Booking Essential, to book call: 01822 833409
If you are looking for a truly relaxing way to enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife that the Tamar Valley has to offer, then there is simply no better way to do it than with a Canoe Tamar safari.
Our daily guided family canoe trips all start and finish from Cotehele Quay and take approximately 2.5 hours.
The river Tamar divides Cornwall and Devon. The canoe trip starts from Cotehele Quay. You will be on the water between two and two and a half hours and we will take a picnic break at our private river side wild meadow.
On family canoe trips you will paddle past the steep woodlands of the Cotehele estate and the chapel built by Sir Richard Edgcumbe to mark his escape from the Roundheads. A sharp bend in the river take us past Danescombe House, built for a mine captain and once a hotel. Boatyards and moorings bring us to the famous Calstock viaduct completed in 1907 which we paddle underneath. The viaduct is still in use by the Tamar Valley rail link from Gunnislake to Plymouth, and our halt at the village.
The river then winds it way up past Okel Tor Quay and Gawton Quay, once part of a large thriving copper industry with ships taking the ore from the 19th century mines along the valley. There is evidence of the mining activity all the way, with ruins, chimneys and disused small quays.
All our trips are great for families, no experience is needed and the minimum age is 3 years old.
Trip Cost: £30 for adults, £24 for under 18’s and under 5 years are free of charge.
To book call: 01822 833409
Canoe Tamar’s trips run between the two counties so you will be canoeing in Devon and canoeing in Cornwall.
Canoe Tamar is run by the same people who run Tree Surfers. For full details about Tree Surfers activities have a look at this page.