Canoeing

Sweden bushcraft courses

Sweden bushcraft courses with Coastal Survival

North Sweden – Arctic circle – Summer 2015.

Wilderness river canoe and coastal experience.
Canoe – forage – fish – prepare and cook – wild camp.
coastal-survival-swedenExperience Sweden and the Arctic Circle in the most perfect of settings, canoe remote wilds stretches of rivers before embarking on a trip along to the coast, foraging, fishing and cooking a long way in the land of the midnight sun.
Experience more than just a simple canoe trip!
On our expedition there will be plenty of time to forage and fish under the guidance of both our local Swedish resident guide and outdoor instructor Toby and Coastal Survivals chief instructor Fraser, both very practically experienced in wilderness living, fishing and foraging, together they will teach you the many ways of how to confidently canoe, find food, prepare and cook it in a variety of ways, in a truly wild environment, along with how to plan, pack and perform any wilderness canoeing and coastal experience.
Basic bushcraft skills such as fire lighting, shelter requirements, water and food will be covered as a matter of course.
This is an excellent course for anybody who wishes to experience the thrills and rewards of truly remote wilderness living canoeing along the river and then onto the beach, giving you the personal confidence and skills for any further planned expeditions or trips.
This wilderness canoeing and coastal experience is shared across two locations the first three days canoeing along remote wild stretches of the upper river before transferring (missing populated areas of the river) as we head straight to the coast for three days foraging, fishing and living wild on the beach!
Bushcraft skills taught and experienced on this course will include: fishing in both river and sea using different techniques including: Rod and line spinning, netting and trapping. Wild camp fire cookery and preserving food will be hands on, surrounded with how to camp safely in the wilderness including the tools and equipment used.
The course is fully catered. Food on the course is a mix of pantry stores and rations that we will supply along with any wild foraged or fished food that we may get along the way. Everything else is included from the moment we pick you up from the airport, including all transfers, canoe hire and safety equipment, fishing license along with any specialist equipment needed for the course duration.
All you need bring is your personal camping equipment, which will include a small tent, sleeping bag and mat, along with 2 easy to dry light weight changes of cloths in a waterproof bag and wet shoes.
If your unsure of what kit you will need or require hiring equipment please contact us.
Transfers will be from Lulea airport, both Scandinavian and Norwegian airlines have regular flights.
This course requires a minimum of 7 attending with a maximum of 10.
This course will be confirmed once 7 people have booked. Notification is given when the final remaining 3 places are available.
Confirmation of this course will be given by the end of February 2015 and all bookings should be made well in advance of that date.
Please book early to avoid disappointment on this of the first of our courses north of the Arctic Circle.
We are pleased to offer you this course and introduction rate of £685:00 per person. Deposit payment £175:00 available to secure your place/s. Full payment needed 2 months prior to course date.
We would advise you not to book any flights until the confirmation of this course is given.
This course does not include personal or possession travel insurance.
Please ensure you have fully read, understood and agreed to our standard terms and conditions before booking any course, if you’re unsure of the suitability or the requirements for this course please contact us personally.

Dates: 22nd – 29th August 2015.

  • Day 1 – Flight arrival, transfer to course start, briefing, food and camp fire.
  • Day 2/4 – Remote wilderness canoe and wild camping.
  • Day 5/7 – Transfer to coast wild camping.
  • Day 8 – Transfer to airport.

Please email  coastalsurvival@gmail.com for online booking links or to arrange payment.
Please call Fraser on 07702 104644 if you wish to discuss details or have any questions.
Web: coastalsurvival.com/bushcraft-courses/sweden-courses/
 

Cook a Turkey in the ground!

Into the Wild Survival & Canoe Trip’s have a large Xmas camp with tipi’s and canoeing end of November at riverhollow co Kilkenny:

“we’ll have a santa appearing, Turkey cooked in the ground and this should not be missed
Into the Wild Survival & Canoe Trip’s Also I’ll be in wicklow next weekend for a weekend camp with tipi adventures
And don’t forget to get your Christmas voucher for next years canoeing and wildcamping. ”
Holy Moly!!- See you there!
To book call Frank Deegan:  087 1355207
Email: intothewildsurvival@gmail.com or visit them on

Facebook: /Into-the-Wild-Survival-Canoe-Trips

Eco Tour of Ireland Day 3

Boyne Valley Activities Tuesday 23rd September

As I negotiated my way from Lough Bishop House through the diversion at Delvin to Athboy I suddenly realised that I was being beeped at! Who knew me in Athboy I wondered? James Murray  of BoyneValleyActivities.ie that’s who! James had obviously been checking out our photos and had recognised the Opel Mokka S kindly sponsored for our trip by Ferrybank Motors, Wexford and beeped me to follow him to the first of their two centres.
Boyne Valley Activities are based, as the name suggests, along the Boyne River Valley with a base in Trim, Co Meath and just outside Athboy at Drewstown House also. They run a number of activities to suit various ages and levels including their 10 meter tree canopy challenge course set deep in woodlands.
Two of James’ instructors (Gav and Fergal) were on hand to give us a taste of this high ropes course which is quite challenging thus all participants must first make it up the climbing wall before they are allowed to continue. You can view videos of the lads completing the course in no time at all and flying down the zip wire on our YouTube Channel here >>.
I am not a great swimmer – actually I would not call myself a swimmer at all as I cannot go out of my depth. So James had a tough job to convince me to get into a canoe with him to sample the beauty of his medieval tour.
But convince me he did and we hopped (rather ungainly on my part) into a reassuringly large Canadian Canoe (specially brought out for scaredy cats like me!) and as we travelled up river he pointed out the various and many castles and ruins along the riverbank. He has a deep local knowledge which he continuously improves and is a natural storyteller – now I know where the two Irish phrases ‘P*** Poor ‘ and ‘Hasn’t a bucket to p*** in’ come from! (Apparently people used to sell their pee as a cleaning agent..I’ll leave it up to James to fill you in)
This is a really relaxing and unique way to see the heritage of the area and also perfect for wildlife lovers like myself.
Boyne Valley Activities is run by both James Murray and Dara Llewellyn  and they cater for school tours, corporate groups, team building days and individuals interested in trying out Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Archery & High Ropes in a safe and controlled environment.
Next year I will be able to swim and boy am I going Kayaking!
For contact details and social media links to Boyne Valley Activities Click Here >>
Listen to our ‘Cuppa Tae’ Chat here: https://soundcloud.com/ecoactive/a-chat-with-boyne-valley-activities
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Go wild – Survival Weekend

2 days wild camping

wild camping irelandCanoe trip lined up for next week, Friday 5th September – Only €90pp

Get back to basics with Frank and the team with our: “Into the wild” survival and canoeing trips

  • Survival in an unexpected emergency?
  • Caught out in a storm and in need of shelter?
  • Hot and dehydrated but can’t drink the river water?
  • Cold and wet and need to start a fire but don’t have any matches?
  • Identifying editable plants on the side of the road?
  • Can I eat that wild mushroom, plant, flower, tree and bush? Flora and fauna
  • How do I read an ordinance survey map and plan a route?

wild camping irelanThese are some of the questions we get asked at our survival camps and canoe trips. To be able to answer these kinds of questions is not good enough; we SHOW you how they are done in an enjoyable atmosphere that is what “Into the wild” is about!!

Starting with the basic boat handling skills allowing you to transverse water ways (and rapids for the braver of you), bring your entire trips supplies and go “Off the Grid” for days at a time and hopefully not meet another living person for the entire time. (Do-able, trust me)

“Knowledge weighs nothing, but lasts a lifetime”

wild camping irelanWe try to teach the ways of our fore fathers, they didn’t always have matches or fire lighter’s, they used flint & steel with fungus from fallen trees to start their fires. They didn’t have super markets in which to sustain themselves, they trapped their own food, caught their fish, killed their livestock and snared wild rabbits.

All of these things are missing in our daily lives and WE at “Into the wild” are trying to re-ignite the passion and the lost skills that we all take for granted.

Join us and change to way you look at life —- for the better.

  • 90 euro PP for 2 days canoe & equipment use..

There is no WiFi on the River’s and in the forest with “Into TheWild,” But I promise you a better connection

Email Frank to Book Here >>

Coming Up August + September

Lot’s of Cool Stuff Happening

Fun Foraging Day for Families.

family foraging irelandA relaxing day in the wilds looking for wild safe foods including fungi, fruits, nuts and berries. Suitable for all the family.
Learn how to make Beech Leaf liqueur, Sorrel Tabbouleh and find wild greens for salads. Turn your hand to making Wild Garlic Pesto and delicious salads from the wild. View details >> 


Find It Pick It Cook It Eat It

wild leavesA workshop where you will forage for wild safe foods, learn what is good to eat, know the trees and bushes, what to pick and what not to pick.
After a delicious organic lunch you will turn all these wild foods into delicious drinks, pestos, fritters and more.
You will also go home with delicious wild foods and treats.


Canoe and Wild Camping Family Trips, 

Family Fun with Eco Active Ireland members“Paddle your own Canoe” breaks on the beautiful, peaceful and
interesting Barrow river.
Enjoy a holiday with everything you need supplied both in the form of equipment and also local information and suggested stop offs from ‘Go with the Flow’. 5 days/4 nights high season only €150 pp


Tapas Trail Dublin: Daily

tapas trails for foodiesTapas Trail Dublin’ offer regular tapas tours of Dublin where you get to try a number of tasty dishes at different venues in the city whilst also being entertained by their experienced and knowledgeable guides.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR TODAYFM LISTENERS
10% discount off all Dublin Tapas Trail bookings using the code: TodayFM if booked before 25 August 2014


Eco Surf Camps, Fanore Co Clare 

surf campsKids Eco Surf Camp runs throughout the Summer holidays with Pete and the team from Aloha Surf School.
2 fun packed hours each day open to all kids from ages 8-16 years.
We provide all equipment, wetsuits, wetsuit boots and soft surfboards, so all they need to bring is their swimming gear, a towel and some warm clothes for afterwards. 1 day €30, 5 days €100


Bushcraft Canoe and Camp with Into The Wild

wild camping irelandGet back to basics with Frank and the team with our: “Into the wild” survival and canoeing trips.
We SHOW you how to survive in the wild in an enjoyable atmosphere that is what “Into the wild” is about!!
Price for 2 full days / 48 hours €115 per person
Into The Wild also Do Teen Tribal Treks Contact Us for details


Family Friendly Mushroom Hunt – Galway 4 Oct

slippery-jacksLearn all about wild mushrooms in the beautiful woods of Kylebrack.
During this one day workshop, qualified experts will show you where mushrooms grow, why they grow there and how to distinguish the edible from the inedible.
The Great Mushroom Forage with Robert & Mary White

  • Saturday 4th October 2014
  • 11am – 4:30pm
  • Adults: €65pp
  • €15 per child over 12 years

Why not make a weekend of it and book into one of our Eco Bedrooms or Eco Cabins…


Seaweed Safaris – Clare, Avail Daily

seaweed foraging irelandDuring the safari you will learn about the many seaweeds the Atlantic Coastline has to offer.
You will be shown how to identify and harvest the seaweeds by hand like our ancestors would have done. You will learn about the Nutritional Benefits of the edible seaweeds along the with the Cosmetic and Horticultural benefits.
You will also be treated to Sea Veg tasting at the Wild Irish Sea Veg Company!
€15 per adult – €5 Children
Group of 10 or more is €10pp and kids free.


Bundoran Surf Co

learn to surfSurfing is a great sport to be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. It is a great way to pick up a new sport or even just an excuse to get into the great outdoors.
Beginner lessons take place in waist deep water so don’t worry if you aren’t confident in the water. Our Surf School is approved by the Irish Surfing Association, all lessons are fully insured and all instructors are qualified beach lifeguards.


For more activities and events check out our Blog 

Wild Camping

2 days wild camping

Get back to basics with Frank and the team with our: “Into the wild” survival and canoeing trips

  • wild camping irelandSurvival in an unexpected emergency?
  • Caught out in a storm and in need of shelter?
  • Hot and dehydrated but can’t drink the river water?
  • Cold and wet and need to start a fire but don’t have any matches?
  • Identifying editable plants on the side of the road?
  • Can I eat that wild mushroom, plant, flower, tree and bush? Flora and fauna
  • How do I read an ordinance survey map and plan a route?

wild camping irelanThese are some of the questions we get asked at our survival camps and canoe trips. To be able to answer these kinds of questions is not good enough; we SHOW you how they are done in an enjoyable atmosphere that is what “Into the wild” is about!!
Starting with the basic boat handling skills allowing you to transverse water ways (and rapids for the braver of you), bring your entire trips supplies and go “Off the Grid” for days at a time and hopefully not meet another living person for the entire time. (Do-able, trust me)
“Knowledge weighs nothing, but lasts a lifetime”
wild camping irelanWe try to teach the ways of our fore fathers, they didn’t always have matches or fire lighter’s, they used flint & steel with fungus from fallen trees to start their fires. They didn’t have super markets in which to sustain themselves, they trapped their own food, caught their fish, killed their livestock and snared wild rabbits.
All of these things are missing in our daily lives and WE at “Into the wild” are trying to re-ignite the passion and the lost skills that we all take for granted.
Join us and change to way you look at life —- for the better.
Canoe and camp -various dates available Canoe and safety equipment included, everything else needs to be brought, i.e. food, tents, sleeping bags, kit bags.. Price for 2 full days / 48 hours €115 per person
There is no WiFi on the River’s and in the forest with “Into TheWild,” But I promise you a better connection
Email Frank to Book Here >>

Two Day Teen Tribal Event

2 Day Tribal Event – aimed at teenagers

irish-survivalists-Something for the bored teenager who enjoys getting active – and for those who don’t know it yet!
This two day event with Irish Survivalists will inspire an interest in the outdoors and a feeling of achievement.
Starting point is “Graiguenamanagh” Co. Kilkenny at the diving
board area and club house.

  • Time 10.00am
  • Date Tuesday 27th – 28th May
  • Places available this event is 7 people
  • Age for this group 12+ – 21 (flexible)
  • Price: €159.00 PP 

This includes all food, Drink & camping equipment (all required is
a sleeping bag in waterproof bag, change of clothes)
Event includes 1 day by Canadian canoe and 1 day in the forest tracking and
building traps & snares, returned to Graiguenamanagh by mini bus (tired but happy!)
Email Frank To Book Here >>

Wild Camping Weekends

Into the wild

irish-survivalists-A weekend of adventure with Frank of Irish Survivalists. Experience  2 days by Canadian canoe and 1 day over land by foot back to Graig picking up tips all the way.

  • 3 Day event – suitable for adults – age limit 16+ to 65

Starting point is “Graiguenamanagh” Co. Kilkenny at the diving
board area and club house.

  • Time 10.00 am
  • Date: 23rd – 26th May
  • Places available this event is 7 people
  • Price €290.00 PP

This includes all food, Drink & camping equipment (all required is
a sleeping bag in waterproof bag, change of clothes)
Email Frank To Book Here >>
 

Easter Break Things To Do

Easter Break Activities to get the blood flowing

Activities and Adventures for all the family!
adult-surf-01Kids Eco Surf Camp runs throughout the Easter holidays
2 fun packed hours each day open to all kids from ages 8-16 years.
We appreciate that being a parent is not always easy, so this is why we leave these camps as flexible as possible, kids can go for as little or as many lessons as they want!
Aloha Surf School, Fanore, Co Clare >>
book now
family canoe hols
The Perfect Easter Break
If you’re keen to get the family active in outdoor activities – Someday is now. Don’t just sign up for any old canoeing activity. Go With The Flow River Safaries are the adventures you dream of.Do something unique and go where few other tourists get to experience. Spend some quality time paddling some of the most enchanting waterways in Ireland.
Go With The Flow, Monasterevin, Co Kildare >>
book now
Irish Seaweed Safaris
seaweed-sun-300x200Join our 4th generation Seaweed Foragers and enjoy the spectacular shore walk from the rugged coastline of Caherush meandering along the shoreline enjoying nostalgic views looking out on Spanish Point Bay along with the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands.
Irish Seaweed Safaris, Caherush, Co Clare >>
book now
Gold Panning Every Saturday
gold-panning-avocaWe’ve seen the movies, identified the ‘prospector’, imagined the thrill of striking GOLD! We can promise lots of fun, beautiful landscapes, a great guide, lots of camaraderie and, maybe, a little bit of gold…
Avoca Tours, Avoca, Co Wicklow >>
book now
Burren Rocks Vertical
climbing the burrenA day climbing is, in a way, the oddest day out! It flips from relaxed and chilled at the base of a cliff, sea pounding in the background and birds passing over head, so relaxed. Just minutes ago you were enjoying an intense adrenaline-filled rock climb. Available every Tuesday and Thursday
Adventure Burren, Carron, Co Clare >>
book now
Mountain skills Level 2
walking-0126th April 2014 – Two day course
Courses are broken down into modules to cover map reading, feature recognition, pacing and timing, taking and following a compass bearing, a short night navigation exercise, understanding mountain weather and its effects, how to organise and plan a safe walk, equipment and environmental issues.
Walking Hiking Ireland, Glendalough, Co Wicklow >>
book now

Canoe and Camp Holidays Ireland

Paddle your own Canoe breaks

“Paddle your own Canoe” holidays on the beautiful, peaceful and
interesting Barrow river.
Enjoy a holiday with everything you need supplied both in the form of equipment and also local information and suggested stop offs from our newest member ‘Go with the Flow’.

Your canoe holiday generally starts in the quiet town of
Monasterevin.
We will meet you by the river with your two-seat canoe and paddles, some dry bags, buoyancy jackets and a Kelly kettle (Always nice be able to pull in and have a brew with out reliance on the grid) and if required a tent.
Typically you will be paddling for 2/3 hours in the morning and  similar again after lunch. The river is very peaceful and quite intimate. There is an abundance of nature and wildlife all around. Walkway along the route is popular so you can expect many friendly faces, waves and chats and there are also many houses and old cottages, ancient ruined castles, farms, pubs, restaurants and stately homes. Each little town and village has its own unique character with plenty to offer the curious tourist.
An audio guide to accompany you on your expedition is available as part of the Guidigo series. You can download the app via Google Play here then download Barrow way Historic trail.

canoe holidays irelandCamping – (based on two people sharing) is wild camping. We can supply you with a tent and a kettle. When ever you feel like calling it a day you just pull over, set up tent and settle down for a relaxing evening and night in the great outdoors.
Leave no trace policy applies.
Camping and Canoeing:

  • 5 days/4 nights only €100 pp
  • High season (June/July/Aug) €150 pp 

Includes:

  • Canoe rental and canoe transportation
  • Dry Barrels
  • Safety equipment
  • Guide book
  • Minimum 2 people

Alternatively you can decide to stay in one of our carefully selected bed and breakfasts or hotels – see rates below:
B&B
5 day 4 night €249pp – High season (July /August) €299pp
3 Star Hotel
5 day4 nights €299pp – High season (July /August) €349pp

4 Star Hotel
5 day 4 nights €359pp- High season (July /August) €399pp
For those choosing a B&B or Hotel option you will have a set finish point each day. Usually no more than 20k going with the flow.
Sample Itinerary:

  • Day 1 Monasterevin to Athy
  • Day 2 Athy to Carlow
  • Day 3 Carlow to Leighlinbridge
  • Day 4 Leighlinbridge to Goresbridge
  • Day 5 Goresbridge to St Mullins

It is also possible to add an additional night or two along the way and/or spend two nights in one of the towns or villages enroute. Contact us directly for details of custom trips.
www.gowiththeflow.ie