RIVER

Explore the estuary by canoe

May 20th to 24th
Dart Estuary

Paddle down the brackish waters of the Dart River past bluebell woods, harvesting mussels, oysters and cockles and grazing on young beech leaves as we move quietly downstream as a group.  

Wild camp on the shore, building fire the ancient way, make natural cordage and learn the art of net-making.  Learn how to turn deerskin into soft buckskin with Jessie Watson Brown.

Deepen your ability to read the language of the birds at the height of the nesting season and so unlock the secrets of the landscape.  

Set long-lines using baited hawthorns hooks to fish for bottom feeders, lure for bass from the back of a canoe or harpoon mullet in the shallows.

Get used to spotting resources, mapping the landscape, and crafting on the move, so there's always cordage ready for fishing or lashing, or a digging stick at hand when we come across a patch of burdock.