Last weekend Paul Clark from the Bude Canoe Experience organised and ran the North Dartmoor Open Canoe Association Weekend.

30 canoeists took part, coming from as far as Essex and Derbyshire.  Using the Okehampton YHA as our base we then split into different groups to paddle different rivers in the area.  Because of low water levels we were restricted to the larger rivers of the Tamar, Taw and Torridge.

Otters were seen on the Tamar and Torridge along with various bird life including Kingfishers on all rivers.

The weirs and rapids kept everyone on their toes and provided plenty of entertainment!

It was all great fun and over all to soon!  Roll on next year!

Thank you to:- for providing launching and camping facilities on the banks of the River Taw.

For more information about the Open Canoe Association visit