Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2022. Click here to see the full programme.
Both dates Sold Out: Alternative date available: 30 July 2022
Paddle Back in Time on a kayaking adventure to Mahee Island and follow the traditional smuggling route undertaken by Daft Eddie and the Merry Hearts. Listen to tall tales, history and folklore while soaking in the beauty of Strangford Lough.
Starting from the shoreline in Whiterock, Your guide – Rory, Strangford Lough Activity Centre will take you on a journey like no other. Growing up on Strangford Lough, Rory has a real affinity & knowledge of the area, its waterways and heritage. You can expect to hear tales of the Smugglers and how they pillaged their cargo. Then, follow their route through the Dorn's up to Mahee and Reagh Islands where they distributed their illicit goods.
At Mahee Island you will explore the ruins of the monastic site of Nendrum, while Sarah Baccianti – a Viking specialist – guides you through the life in the monastery in the Middle Ages and the role played by the Vikings in the Strangford Lough area, where they had a base between the 9th to the 11th centuries.
All equipment including wetsuit and buoyancy aid are provided | 8 years + | Anyone under 16 should be accompanied by a paying adult | Current covid restrictions will apply
Full terms and conditions apply, go to Terms and Conditions page
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.