Explore the Somerset countryside the best way – by kayak. From Wall Eden Farm you and your friends or family can navigate the River Brue as far as Glastonbury, kayaking through miles of peaceful countryside; you may see kingfishers, herons, otters and an abundance of other wildlife along the way. “It was absolutely magical. So beautiful and peaceful with so much to see – herons, swans and cygnets, kingfishers, swallows, huge fish and lots of different types of dragonflies” (from Jackie and Richard, Minehead) Once you have booked please arrive 15 minutes before your adventure. Come and see us at the paddle sports reception and we will make sure you are fully equipped with everything you need for your canoeing adventure; this will include a buoyancy aid, paddle and dry bag. Please read the other sections below to ensure you bring everything else you might need with you. Once you are kitted out we will ask you to read our terms and conditions which will require signing prior to your start on the water. We will then make our way to the river, which is a short 50-meter walk, for a brief health and safety talk to ensure you know where to go and how to stay safe at all times. Your instructor will then help you launch from Wall Eden Adventure and you’ll head towards Glastonbury through the spectacular Somerset Levels. Once you’ve had enough just turn your kayak around and head back to Wall Eden Adventure. The river is a historical waterway, allowing you to immerse yourself with the splendour of this ancient route as you paddle through miles of this beautiful untouched watercourse. The river has been used for well over a thousand years and has strong connections to the Romans and Anglo-Saxons, with ports at Langport, Glastonbury and Highbridge. As you travel up river you will see evidence of the home guards’ (WWII) presence in and around the area, with numerous pillboxes lining the banks of the Brue; part of a last-ditch defensive line to prevent enemies from invading from the south-west. Parts of the river are safeguarded by an ecological conservation project managed by Somerset Wildlife Trust, with the aim of protecting the natural habitat, including the large array of wildlife; which you will hopefully encounter as you navigate the River Brue in your sit-on-top kayak.
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