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Winding River Canoe is a Devon based canoe company specialising in guided canoeing trips. The aim of these trips is to give you a break from your busy life, to relax, go slow, and to experience the magic of the river world. We offer: Evening Paddles...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park, England
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+44 7789 113738
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We all had lots of fun on the river on this trip. Our group of seven included the ages from 14 to over 50. Nick was a lovely guy, chatty and very patient with us novices. Thanks for a great and memorable day out!

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WindingRiverCanoe, Owner at Winding River Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

And well done to all of you - no one fell in either!

Reviewed 3 September 2018

We enjoyed an overnight canoe expedition on the Dart as part of a stag do. Nick was a fantastic guide throughout and also cooked up a delicious BBQ. The only advice I could give would be to consider booking a table for your pub lunch...More

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WindingRiverCanoe, Owner at Winding River Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi Chris - I was great to spend the w/e in the company of such a lovely bunch of guys - so well behaved! :) You are right that it would be good to book the pub in advance but they do not take advance...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Booked this for myself & 3 children (9, 12, 15) having not canoed before. Needn't have worried, Nick was so amazing we felt like pro's after half an hour. Truly amazing way to spend an evening seeing all the wildlife & the world from a...More

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WindingRiverCanoe, Owner at Winding River Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

thanks for the outstanding review and hope tosee you all again

Reviewed 2 September 2018

This was our last trip /event of a fun filled caravan tour of Devon and Cornwall.And what a lovely way to end the chaos of those 2 weeks.After the great story telling and food, we gently unwind the winding river in silence and complete darkness.Even...More

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WindingRiverCanoe, Owner at Winding River Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Yes - even the talkative kids become quiet on this trip! :)

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Had a wonderful evening paddling up the River Dart. Nick was a great host and Clive the storyteller was perfect.Had three kids with us, 12 10 and 6 and they all loved it (the little one did get a bit nervous as it was very...More

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WindingRiverCanoe, Owner at Winding River Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

thank you!

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

A gentle paddle upriver, spotting kingfishers. Camp established and burgers produced from the fire with practised ease. A story performed for us in the gloaming. Then paddling between whispers home again in the dark. This is a safe adventure for all ages and a great...More

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WindingRiverCanoe, Owner at Winding River Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Very happy to hear that you had a good time and hope to see you return again

Reviewed 28 August 2018

such a fun way to spend the day - just paddling down the Dart.Nick proved an excellent and ingenious host, as well as a first-rate picnic provider.More mud encountered than expected, but I suspect this will only serve to make the day live long in...More

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WindingRiverCanoe, Owner at Winding River Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Ha ha - yes it was muddy! Glad you saw the upside of that... :)

Reviewed 1 August 2018

This was our first canoe trip on the river dart so we were unsure what to expect. Information provided prior to the trip was good, ie where to park and meet, clothing advice etc. The one thing that would be useful for other newbies is...More

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WindingRiverCanoe, Owner at Winding River Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thanks for your very helpful comments. A couple of other people also commented on the drinks. There was actually a 5 litre bottle of drinking water available but I had failed to point it out to anyone! The burgers did have a garnish and we...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Nick, our guide, was a great encourager and perfect host for our picnic paddle the water was perfect, and the picnic was like a feast

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WindingRiverCanoe, Owner at Winding River Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thanks for your review and so glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Went on a Canoe Picnic on Saturday 14th July. It was a memorable experience and well run by Nick. A great picnic

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WindingRiverCanoe, Owner at Winding River Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

thank you!

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There are places that they stop for sure. You would need to contact them directly about river conditions
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