A collection of exciting scheduled and escorted or supported adventures available to book for individuals and groups, also available as Gift Vouchers.


Dates for our scheduled trips  can be found on our Booking Portal (click here) .


For detailed info on each trip, please click the relevant title . 

 public  trips  &   EVENTS










Cambridge Canoe Camping trip on The Cam
London Canoe Camping River Lea

sea  kayaking


Explore the unique salt marshes and mudflats of the North Essex coast with us on a sea kayaking adventure.  From Arthur Ransomes Backwaters to Round the Island Challenge Paddles circumnavigating Mersea and more.


Scheduled sea kayaking adventures along the coast for individuals and private groups.  Scheduled trip dates can be found on our Facebook Events PageExpect a full days experience with 4 - 6 hours on the water depending on location and tides.


Estuary Explorer: Brightlingsea - Colchester Castle Park on the tide visiting secret beaches, wonderful local pub for lunch an into the Castle Park in Colchester - full day, incl transfer. 


Round the Island Challenge:  A full circumnavigation of Mersea Island, home of the famous Native Oyster, incl crossing The Strood at high tide.  Full day, round trip from Brightlingsea or Mersea.  


Tollesbury Explorer - Most recently featured in ITV's 'Liar' these stunning mud flats offer a fab days 'out and back' paddling for all.


Walton Backwaters Safari - Explore the wildlife mecca, home to a wonderful seal colony, and one-time playground for Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazons, We Didn't Mean to Go To Sea and more.).


Paddles are escorted but are not led or instructional sessions.  Paddlers should have prior experience and be able to paddle themselves (we suggest 14 yrs+ but you know your children best! All children must be accompanied by a Court Recognized Guardian).  





01206 700 707 


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 EMAIL: reservations@outdoorhirecentre.co.uk