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Paddle with a Purpose

Green Boat Shed, Whiterock, Killinchy, County Down, BT23 6PY
Kayaking, Strangford Lough, Historical Tour, Paddle back in time, NI Science Festival,


Paddle with a purpose and do your bit for the environment. Join us for a beach & island clean up on Strangford Lough.  The ‘Leave No Trace’ message will be discussed along the paddle as will the effects of local damage to wildlife and habitats along our rivers and coastlines by some of NI’s wildlife experts and environmentalists.

Strangford Lough is an area of outstanding beauty, a marine nature reserve and a site of specific scientific interest. Furthermore, It plays host to over 2000 species of wildlife.

Departing from the shore, you will be issued with a buoyancy aid, canoe, paddles, litter picker and rubbish bag. In addition, our instructors will deliver a short introductory paddling session to help you get on your way.

Along the route instructors will guide you on your tour with interesting facts, local history and wildlife spotting. The destination will depend on areas of most pollution, wind and weather. On reaching our destination, you will be free to explore the islands respectfully, collecting rubbish with a litter pick en route. After that, we will finish up with toasted marshmallows & hot chocolate.




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