Why not join us and experience two days paddling on the beautiful River Canche in Northern France (about 50 miles south of Calais).
17th October - Travel to Montreuil - Coaching session on campsite Mill Race.
18th October - Paddle the lower section of the river.
19th October - Paddle the harder upper section - return to UK in the evening.
The river is graded 1 and 2. You can either paddle in kayaks or open canoes.
You will be guided/coached by three British Canoeing qualified coaches. The trip is led by Grant Scamell - BCU Level 5 Coach.
Experience level required. Participants must be over 18 and need to have a BCU 1 Star certificate or relevant paddling experience in the type of boat they intend to use on the river
We will be camping at Les Fontaine de les Clercs which is right on the river in Montreuil.
If you would prefer B & B or hotel accommodation, their are numerous B & Bs and Hotels in Montreuil to suit all budgets. We can provide a list of these on request.
Tourist information on Montreuil.
"Montreuil is a perfect destination for a weekend away with its beautiful old houses and churches, its imposing ramparts and its cobbled streets - not to mention a good selection of restaurants and hotels. In fact its origins lie in Roman times when the sea ran up the estuary of the Canche as far as Montreuil. Victor Hugo spent only one half day in Montreuil on the 4th September 1837 when he was on a voyage to the north with his mistress. Montreuil was immortalised by him when he decided to use it as the setting for “Les Miserables”.
The cost for the coaching/river guiding is £195.00 per person for the
two and a half days on the river including equipment if required.
Transport is not covered but we can provide transport free of charge for up to three people. Otherwise it's just a question of making your own way there by car/shuttle.
You would need to cover your own food and accommodation costs.
Please see below a guide to the river which will hopefully give you a
good feel for what it's like.