Pin Mill Slipway
A guided paddle at night down the Orwell estuary towards Harwich Harbour in Suffolk. Suitable for beginner paddlers on stable sit-on-tops and includes the annual fireworks display off Harwich's Half Penny Pier. The Butt and Oyster Pub at Pin Mill offer excellent food and drink as well as clean toilets so it may be an idea to have your evening meal there before your trip.
Launching from Pin Mill at 21H10 we paddle down the estuary with the ebb tide, following the shoreline, We stop on the beach at Shotley Marina to watch the fireworks display across the water and each guest will be provided a mince pie and hot mulled wine (please bring along your camp cup). The finish is a few hundred metres up the Stour estuary where we'll say our goodbyes. The fireworks display is huge and goes on for around 30 mins and we'll have front row seats with a perfect view. This is something you will never again experience - a once in a lifetime experience.
This is a surreal trip not to be missed - it's a great experience to remember and a perfect trip for those of you paddling at night for the first time. This is a particularly rewarding experience as it's so different from the usual New Years' Eve 'party' - hope you can join us!
The price includes your sit-on-top kayak, buoyancy aid & paddle plus chemical light. And we enjoy a glass of hot mulled wine at our stop for the fireworks. This is a guided tour and sea kayaks are welcome. Sixteen years of age and over.
|Launch location||Pin Mill, Suffolk|
Kayakers - Final times will be confirmed a week prior to the trip based on the tides at the launch site. See Guide Notes tab for final confirmed launch time.
Hikers - Departure time is as stated.
|Equipment||Sit-on-top kayak, buoyancy aid & paddle|
|Parking||At Shotley gate with a shuttle.|
|Additional Notes||The Butt and Oyster pub offers drinks and excellent food and clean toilets.|
**NOTES FROM YOUR GUIDE**
The pace is reasonable for 'beginner paddlers' & more than achievable. Each guest is responsible for their own progress, warmth and energy levels (Guides cannot do it for you) so PLEASE be prepared and equipped.
Please read your confirmation email thoroughly - questions to our office on 01473 - 375 026 (business hours only please). Please don’t telephone outside of business hours as we are closed - thank you.
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The guides were absolutely amazing! Couldn't thank them enough for such an amazing night and teaching me how to kayak as I was an complete beginner!
It was an amazing adventure. Everything was explained by the guides. Nothing was too much trouble. Everyone from experienced to beginners was looked after and given personal treatment.
Such a unique experience, NOMAD was brilliant - so organised yet easygoing.
Thank you Bronwyn. NSK