River Dart Expedition

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the Dart estuary between Dittisham and Dartmouth. The trip involves travelling on the river in Canadian canoes and hiking on footpaths and woodland trails.

THE PROGRAMME

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the Dart estuary between Dittisham and Dartmouth. The trip involves travelling on the river in Canadian canoes and hiking on footpaths and woodland trails.

We spend two nights camping close to the river on the stunning Raleigh Estate, with a private creek, river frontage and acres of fields and woodland (find out more about the estate at raleighestate.co.uk). This venue also provides us with a sheltered secluded campsite and the perfect location for our bushcraft, wet and dry challenges and tree top adventures.

You will stay at Balcombe camp – a unique frontier style camp constructed using the trees and materials from the surrounding area.  Balcombe is a comfortable setting with log cabins and quirky structures that give a real sense of being out in the wild.

Meet in Hole Farm, Dittisham. Luggage is collected and driven to camp.

Introduction and briefing. There is a short walk to camp, during which we take time to look at wild food and other plants of interest along the way.

Arrive at camp. At camp we have a wild food quiz to earn items for tonight’s “Survival Stew”. We then prepare camp and settle in. After a short briefing there is time to explore and have a snack. 

We will then discuss the main aims for the expedition. This will include information about team challenge and personal objectives. The team are also told about the “jewels” they need to earn during their stay on camp to earn treats towrads the end of the camp.

We have 4 cabin tents for children (Oak, Ask, Holly and Hazel).  They can sleep around 8 children each. The children use poles ropes and tarps to create a sturdy entrance porch for their tent.

Sessions on our tree climb, fire lighting and bushcraft construction will eran jewels for the team.

After dinner, play games and explore.

As darkness falls we can sit round the fire and entertain ourselves. You may wish to bring song sheets, musical instruments or a story book. Our staff do love to be entertained (we may even join in)!

Wash and bed.  We have good washing and teeth- cleaning facilities plus ample hygienic composting toilets.

After a cooked breakfast  we begin our challenge day, when we learn about ourselves, the people around us and the wider world.

We will complete a canoe journey and also follow a hidden gorge to the “Lost World” where we may find more jewels. We make our way back from the woods and build our own pizza oven. We can spend sdome of our jewels on pizza toppings and treats for around the fire.

Following our meal we may go an evening wildlife walk.

We finish the day with drinks around the fire and more entertainment!  Wash and bed.

On our final day, we will pack for home but before we leave there will be a chance to ride our 70m zip wire over the camp. We will then take time to reflect on our experiences and what we have learned. If the team has any jewels left there is a chance to buy some last treats.

Finally, after lunch we set out to walk a short route back to meet the transport.

River Dart Expedition

Highlights
  • Three day, two night expedition.
  • Visit The stunning Dart Estuary.
  • Stay at our unique woodland camp.
  • Frontier style living.
  • Canoeing.
  • Bushcraft.
  • Wild cookery skills.
  • Wet and dry challenges.
  • Navigation.
  • 14m tree climb.
  • 70m Zip wire.
  • Living with the basics close to nature.
Accommodation
  • Students – Cabin Tents
  • Teachers – Log Cabins

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Price

£155.00 + VAT per child

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Contact Details

Telephone:
01822 880277

Email:
martin@spirit-of-adventure.com

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Spirit of Adventure
Powdermills
Princetown
Devon 
PL20 6SP
United Kingdom

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