WHAT'S' IT ALL ABOUT?
Basically it's about meeting up in the great outdoors, camping, enjoying a paddle, enhancing your skills regardless of ability, encouraging new people to the various disciplines and meeting new friends all whilst having fun and raising money for charity!
WHOSE IT FOR?
All kayaker's, canoeists, stand up paddle board enthusiasts, walker's, hiker's, campers, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, grandparent's and even the dog as long as it's well behaved. Encourage your friends, there's plenty to do and there's plenty of room!
WHERE IS IT BEING HELD?
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cornwall, PL10 7HZ situated on the breath taking South East Peninsula of Cornwall
WHAT'S ON OFFER?
For the paddlers there will be a variety of water activities and guided trips catering for all abilities and disciplines, a sit on kayak fishing competition, specialist's in their field including our very own World Record holder Pete Bray from PB Adventures with his Atlantic Crossing kayak, a unique DIY kayak, canoe and SUP builder's display and a variety of paddle sport commercial outlets plus an inaugural Paddle Fest T-Shirt.
For the non paddlers, enjoy all that Mount Edgecumbe Country Park has to offer including 865 acres of Grade 1 listed landscape, Adventure Segway, Beaches an amazing coastal path, boat and ferry trips to the historic Plymouth Barbican and lots, lots more!
Within the festival we have our own dedicated camping field situated within the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park with on site toilet's and hot showers. Our own bar, communal fire pit and entertainment via "Girl Friday" (a local folk duo) on Saturday evening.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE YOU HOPING TO ATTRACT?
For this inaugural event tickets will be limited to just 100 paddlers plus campers so to avoid disappointment and to take advantage of our early bird discounts click the red button above and book early!
WHAT AGE DO MY CHILDREN NEED TO BE TO PARTICIPATE?
We aim to provide a "have a go" session for all children up to the age of 80 at the discretion of the instructor however the weather conditions and their ability to swim will have the final say. Parents MUST be present when their child is on the water however allowances will be made for kids 77 years and older!
DO I NEED MY OWN GEAR?
In short - Yes however there will be an opportunity to rent at additional cost. We highly recommend you contact us to pre-book your requirements by using our "contact us" page on this website.
HOW SAFE IS IT? Off shore paddling safety will be covered by individual instructors backed up by safety boats. Intermediate and advanced trips will rely on self rescue with instructor and competent paddler assistance if required. All instructors will be linked to safety boats via VHF Radio and a separate radio network linking safety boats to the control tent at Barnpool Beach. There will be two St John's Ambulance First Aiders complete with first aid post on site from 0900hrs to 1700hrs on the Saturday and 0900hrs - 1600hrs on the Sunday.
WHAT TO BRING?
- Tent, sleeping bag and sleeping matt
- Folding Chair
- Head Torch/Battery powered lantern
- Kayak, canoe, paddle board and associated equipment
- Sun hat, sun glasses, sun screen, insect repellent
- Food , camping stove and fuel (NO DISPOSABLE BBQ's PLEASE)
- Cash for the bar and of course park activities
- Suitable clothing for your intended activity
- Bin Bags for your rubbish
- Poop bags for your extended family members
WHAT NOT TO BRING?
IS FOOD PROVIDED?
As the idea of the festival is all about the great outdoors, you are encouraged to cook your own food on your camping stove. If this doesn't appeal, Park cafe's are offering discount's to all festival members and a selection of catering vans will be available down at the beach and at the camp site to purchase food and refreshments.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
An adult paddler ticket including two nights camping, festival parking, paddling in organised groups, entertainment, hot showers, discounted park activities and a festival T-shirt start from £135.00. Discounted ticket's available for families and students. Under 5's are free. Caravans and campervans are welcome but spaces are limited.
Just camping? Ticket's start from £45 and include all the above less paddling activities and T-shirts.
PLEASE VISIT THE SCHEDULE PAGE FOR A RUNNING ITINERARY