KINGSANDS SEA KAYAKING WEEKEND
FRIDAY JUNE 22nd – SUNDAY JUNE 24th
Kingsands is on the Cornwall side of Plymouth Sound near Rame Head. We are staying at Maker Heights Campsite (see details below) just above Kingsands which is in easy walking distance.
To get there you can take the Plymouth – Torpoint Ferry or drive around by going over the Tamar bridge, this does add some miles on the trip and the ferries are fairly quick and cheap even over the weekends. £1.50 each way.
There are a number of kayaking options available over the weekend these being dependant on the level of experience of the paddlers wishing to attend and of course weather conditions and sea state.
Option 1. Kingsands to Newton Ferrers and return – across Plymouth Sound and along the coast to Wembury Bay with a short trip up the estuary to Newton Ferrers stopping for lunch before returning to Kingsands. Approximate distance 16 miles taking a good 6 hours so we will be preparing to leave by 10am on that day.
Option2. Looe around Rame Head to Kingsands. We will need to prepare a shuttle early morning to Looe so we can all get back to the campsite. Approximate distance 18 miles taking a good 7 hours so we will be preparing to leave by 9am on that day.
Option 3. Kingsands up the Plymouth Sound to St Germans stopping for lunch and returning to Kingsands. Approximate distance 22 miles taking a good 8 hours so we will be preparing to leave by 9am on that day. For those not wishing to go both ways then we can organise a shuttle at St Germans and you can choose up on the rising tide or back on the outgoing.
In addition there may be opportunities to surf kayak at Cawsand and Whitsand Bay depending on conditions. There are some excellent coastal and cliff walks from the campsite around the Rame peninsula or up river to Mount Edgcumbe Country Park for those not wishing to paddle.
Maker Heights Campsite, Millbrook, Nr. Torpoint. Cornwall PL10 1LA
Tel No. 01752 823888 website: makercamp.org.uk
£8 per night per person (tents or campers) payable ideally by Bank Transfer
Teignbridge Canoe Club. Sort Code 309606 Account No 02011582
Or Mark Gilpin cash or cheque made out to Teignbridge Canoe Club
If you are interested please can you book and pay in full before Wednesday 20th June so we have time to organise this. If this is called off due to weather conditions closer to the date or you are unable to make it for any reason a full refund will be made.
Large open chilled out campsite. Some of the facilities are a bit basic but they have a wonderful cafe which serves a great breakfast reasonably priced at least they definitely did last year. The cafe serves meals in the evenings too but you may wish to book at weekends 01752 659069 or there are a couple of decent pubs in Kingsands. Kingsands about a mile away can be accessed via a coastal path from the site. The Halfway House Inn is just set back from the seafront the Devonport Inn is on the seafront and the Rising Sun just up the hill in the village of Kingsands, all 3 seemed good when I went there last year.
Open fires in designated areas are permitted and you can camp where you like. There are also options to hire a Yurt or a large tent which you can look into on their website.
This is a Word Document from Mark Gilpin click to download: Kingsands Sea Kayaking Weekend