River Adventures

At a Glance

  • A fun-filled paddle down the River Exe
  • Suitable for families and groups
  • Includes transport from YHA, equipment and instruction
  • Bookable places during School Holidays
  • Gift Vouchers available (Premium Activity Day)
  • Bookable for Day Adventure Club participants(8 to 16 years)

A day out gliding down the rivers and along the canal. Great for those looking for a different type of adrenalin rush, when you take the water slides down the Exe in your canoe, it will test your ability to avoid a dip! This paddle trip usually uses Canadian Canoes that seat 2 or 3 people, and uses the Exe Loop, a combination of Exeter Canal and River Exe. Next running at Easter 2020, unless you have a group of 4 or more. Suitable for ages 8+ (5 – 7 year olds can take part if accompanied by an adult).

When does it run?

The River Trip runs every Monday during the school holidays from Easter to October.


Customise a River Trip

We can make a special trip for you and your friends.  If you have a group of six or more, then book your own trip.  We can add other elements, such as a trip down to the Double Locks or Turf Locks, and even consider an overnight expedition, camping at the Turf Locks campsite. Use the contact form to make an enquiry.

What do I need?

Kit List:

Essentials (we recommend wearing a centre wetsuit, unless we are blessed with great weather)
Waterproof/Windproof Jacket
Sturdy shoes – trainers/walking boots are fine
Jumper/Sweater/Warm layers
Swimwear (to wear under a wetsuit)
Bottle of water/juice (we provide drinking water refills, to keep plastic usage down please bring your own bottles)
Lunch (packed lunches available – pre-order essential)

Rash Vest
Neoprene Gloves/Socks
Thermos with hot beverage of choice

Seasonal considerations
Beanie hat
Bug spray

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