A fab week of summer at Pill Farm

Our Pill Farm Summer Camp in full swing this June, with St Mewan School. Meal times are such a favourite memeory for everybody. Straw bales for benches, warm marquees to keep the weather away and lots of smiling faces to raise the spirits.

Mean time at school summer camp

Our Trelissick Gardens School Camp experience is an incredible way to spend the summer and brings out the best in every one. Activities this summer included canoeing, bushcraft, archery and natural trails. If you are interested in booking next summer get along to our Pill Farm School Camp webpage to see just what’s in store. We have 4-night and 2-night options, with the 4-night option being incredible value at only £90 per student and free for all leaders.

Tents setup at Pill Farm Summer Camp

View across the Fal from Pill Farm Summer Camp

Annual Litter pick on the River Fal

A big thank you to all those who attended our fun and rewarding canoe day picking rubbish from the banks of the Fal, and to all those unrecognised others who do this every time they go out.

Litter-pick by canoe on the Fal

Of course our once a year Fal litter pick isn’t enough to keep the pristine environment of the River Fal free from rubbish. Our aim however is to win the hearts and minds of other water users and visitors to not let that crisp bag fall out of the pocket or drinks can to float away with the tide.

 

Spear-throwing the bushcraft way

Our latest activity ‘Spear-throwing’ will be unveiled at the Port Eliot festival in July. Below you can see the specially made spear heads made by the very talented @studiogimli. They’ve fashioned the first batch of spearheads to compliment the axe throwing sessions @porteliotfestival this year.

He has created some superb arrow heads in the past but these are truely wonderful! Can’t wait to attach some Ash to these and give them a go! Thanks Daniel! #spear #blacksmith #ancientweapons

And of course no spear head at Canoe Cornwall is complete without an Ash stave. Below is our first hand-whittled stave that will again feature at the Port Eliot festival, alongside axe-throwing and archery.

Spring morning on the River Fal

As I stepped down to the river today, It had that special feel of a Spring day. This is the part of Spring that you can only feel in the early morning. There was a brightness regardless of the overcast sky, a warmth even though it was only 10 degrees and a stillness that can only come with a breath of wind in the air. Yes, to all of us on the River Fal this morning, Spring had finally arrived.

 

Waking up by the River Fal

A glorious spring morning on the River Fal. Fresh from an overnight bushcraft camp and breakfast cooked over an open fire.

Breakfast over an open fire

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy are just off for their 2-star canoe assessment. Their lead instructor isn’t half-bad though. Good luck team.

@beargryllssurvivalacademy lead instructor Norts making canoeing look easy! #beargrylls #canoeing

Gepostet von Canoe Cornwall am Sonntag, 31. März 2019