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River Fowey - Source to sea

Canoe rafting along the Fowey

River Fowey - Source to Sea

An exciting and educational two days exploring the beautiful River Fowey. Available all year and suitable for all above the age of 8 years.

River Fowey Map

Day One - Journey to the source of the river on Bodmin Moor

The first part of the journey along the River Fowey is undertaken on foot. We will build up your map skills as we criss-cross the river close to its source.  We take time to explore the environment, wildlife habitats and landscape that are both seen and unseen as we discover the moorland source of this important Cornish river.

Day Two - Canoe the tidal estuary from Lostwithiel to the sea

On the second day of our journey along the River Fowey we get up close and personal with the river. We board rafted canoes and paddle downstream from the ancient town Lostwithiel and on to the coastal town of Fowey where our journey is complete. As we travel, we will see for ourselves how the landscape and historical use of land has changed and transformed from the wilderness of the moors to the busy vibrant river that now enters the sea. With this change we can also examine how the river changes from fresh water to a tidal estuary.

Curricular Links

History: Explorers and Cornish archaeology

Geography: Map reading, understanding locality and environment

ICT: Research

Maths: Navigation, tides and measurements

Physical Education: Physical activities on both days

Personal & Social Development: Group and team work 

  • £1500 per group (Sept-Apr) | £2100 per group (May-Aug)
  • Maximum group size of 30
  • Minibus/coach hire is an additional cost
  • Day Two is tide dependent so please call to check details

Please contact us for further information, to check availability or book:

Tel: 01726 72901 | Email: porthpean@cornwall.gov.uk

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