Bushcraft Environmental Canoe Trips - Lough Erne Northern Ireland
Get away from it all and learn new skills in the outdoors. Your 2 day excurison starts at Share holiday Village in the morning with a bus trip to Ballyconnel on the Erne Shannon Link. You will be dropped off with Open Canoes, and all paddling and camping equipment.
Your trip will begin early with a trip along the Erne Shannon link stopping to look at the wildlife en route. The trip will take you to areas only reachable by canoe and the serenity of the location will encapsulate you. You will learn techniques to minimise your noise whilst paddling to enjoy the tranquility throughout. You will attempt to catch your dinner and learn bushcraft skills incluidng sustainable fire lighting techniques, shelter building and navigation whilst adhering to the Outdoor Ethics of Leave No Trace to minimise your impact on your surroundings. Our knowledgeable instructors will also inform you of the vast array of useful flora and fauna that are all around us. For family groups - campfire games and stories will be included to stimulate even the youngest members.
That evening you will paddle to your campsite at the National Trust property of Crom - a Romantic and tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historical ruins. Here you will see Irelands Oldest Yew Trees (named amongst the 50 great British trees) and see Wild deer, pine marten bats and butterflies as well as Deer joyfully playing in the beautiful grounds before setting out along the culturally rich Upper Lough Erne. The following morning you will paddle through reed beds and passed Irelands Oldest Yacht Club and have the opportunity to stop at the island of Insihrath - where the Hare Krishner community leads a way of life inspired by the 5000 year old Vedic Texts of ancient India. Peacocks, heron, swan, irish hare and other wildlife wander freely in the peaceful lakeland atmosphere. Paddling on from Inishrath you will stop on Trannish Island Tee Pees for lunch before completing the paddle back to Share Holiday Village.
Price = £110pp based on a minimum of 6.
Canoe Hire, Buoyancy Aids + Paddles
Airport Pick up + Drop Off
Belfast - £150
Dublin - £200