Wild camping with 'luxury' added to the mix! Everything is provided, your tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag and liner and even your evening wine with dinner, and tea and coffee with breakfast as well as your kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid all provided, just turn up and enjoy your guided Kayaking adventure. This is wild camping without the hassle!
Arrive on Saturday morning at Bawdsey Quay (Suffolk) to meet your Guides and brief for your guided Kayaking Trip. Each guest will be provided with a geodesic tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag with liner as well as their own kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid. We launch off the shingle beach with a 'seal launch', sliding down the shingle slope straight into the sea for a bit of fun and paddle north up the coast enjoying the deserted and quiet coastline with the rich history of the Second World War 'D Day' preparations and the Cold War nuclear test bunkers at Orford Ness. Conditions provide for flat calm to rolling swells to play on the swells and your Guide will stop from time to time to tell you about the area you're in and the local wildlife. The area is rich in birdlife with Kestrels hunting over the grass and bush verges of the beaches so binoculars are recommended.
Arrive at our campsite in the early afternoon to set up our base camp and enjoy some downtime to relax and settle in with a cup of tea/coffee. Once you've settled into your tent and had a look around the campsite we have the option of paddling out again in the afternoon. This time visiting the mouth of the River Ore which leads up to Aldeburgh with beautiful views out to sea and north to the lighthouse on Orford Ness, the famous former secret nuclear test site.
It doesn't end there; once back to our camp, we'll visit the local Martello Tower and take a tour of the historic site, enjoying the beautiful view from the *top. Once back at camp we'll enjoy a glass of wine sun-downer on the beach, relax and chill. Then free time to enjoy your surroundings with a walk, bird watching, contemplating life or just having a snooze outside your tent or in the sun. Dinner is prepared for you in camp and we can cater to most dietary needs. The evening is spent around the fire with a drink or walking along the beach in the moonlight which is particularly stunning on a full moon.
Breakfast on Sunday morning, not too early and after a coffee/ tea, we'll enjoy a relaxed and informal meal on the beach overlooking the sea. Pack up your kayak ready to set off down the coast to Felixstowe Ferry, around two hours paddle and finish the day with a snack and drink at the local cafe before setting off home. A great adventure without the hassle, cost and worry of tents, sleeping bags, stoves and food!
* Subject to access
No experience needed just a good positive attitude to the outdoors. Over sixteen years only.
|Launch location||Bawdsey beach|
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||Tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag with liner, kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid. Meals (dinner & breakfast)|
|Parking||Free at launch|
|Additional Notes||The price includes your evening meal, evening wine (red or white), tea and coffee, and morning breakfast with coffee/tea. Most dietary needs can be catered, please inquire to email@example.com|
*NOTES FROM YOUR GUIDE*
Event 19 and 20 October 2019: Launch confirmed for 09H00 from Bawdsey Quay.
All guests have recieved an email with details for this weekend; please check your email inbox.
This is an 'all inclusive' event but each guest is responsible for their own warmth, energy levels, hydration and paddle speed. Please bring plenty of warm clothes, snacks/drinks. You are part of a group and we can only move as fast as our slowest paddler so please consider your fellow paddler and apply yourself as necessary to the conditions. Your Guides will try to accomodate everyone's needs and abilities but we are limited by weather and conditions so please work with us - thank you.
PLEASE read through all of our online notes, FAQ's and your 'Trip Details' email (with attachements x2) and COME PREPARED. We are available during business hours to answer any and all questions so please dont be shy, we are here to help make your adventure a memorable experience and as comfortable as we possibly can.
Be advised that your Lead Guide has the legal right to deny participation without refund if your Lead Guide feels that you are unprepared and pose a danger to yourself, the group or your Guides. This could be because of your clothing, equipment, spare warm clothing and/or food/fluids (this is not an exhaustive list).
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Great weekend away - clearly a very knowledgeable team and a lot of fun was had. Would thoroughly recommend.
This was my first time camping and what a fantastic first trip. The most amazing scenery and a great group of people to share it with. Becky and Kurt excel at making people feel at ease and their knowledge and skill is exceptional. You are always in safe hands. There is nothing quite like camping under the stars with the waves lapping nearby and an evening by a campfire making new friends over a few glasses of wine. Sea kayaking can be quite challenging but providing you have a sense of adventure and are reasonable fit I would recommend trying it. The sit-on kayaks are really stable, and even if you do fall in, Kurt and Becky are at your side to get you going again. I left the weekend feeling exhilarated, exhausted and with a whole group of new friends. None of us knew each other before the trip, but we have been in touch ever since. I have already booked my next trip and can’t wait!
Great to have you along Gail; you are already confirmed for the 'Dorset Wild Camping' Weekend & we are looking forward to seeing you on the water again soon. NSK
Just back from a great weekend Kayaking and wild camping on the Suffolk coast. These guys are enthusiastic and passionate about their sport and the environment, also good fun and go out of their way to make the trips enjoyable and they are happy and willing to share their years of experience. Highly recommend it ..book today!
Thanks for your kind words Stuart. (Becky)