Great Foyle Wild Camping, Canoe and Slow Food Experience

Couple out Canoeing on River Foyle

DURATION: 1.5 Days

PRICE: €179 per person

BUSINESSES INVOLVED:

Inish Adventures
Shore Front, Moville, Donegal
Phone: 00353 87 2202577
Email: info@inishadventures.com

Local Chef Darren Smith

Walled City Brewery
Ebrington Square & Parade Ground, Derry-Londonderry, BT47 6FA
Phone: 028 7134 3336
Email: info@walledcitybrewery.com

LOCATION: The River Foyle, Derry-Londonderry

Allow the tidal River Foyle to take you on a spectacular two-day journey and spend your evening wild camping, cooking and enjoying some locally sourced Slow Food and brewed beer by the fire.

This trip will take you along the great River Foyle Canoe Trail with your local expert guide from Inish Adventures. Paddle from the ‘Port of the Three Enemies’ (Port Na Tri Namad) where the three rivers meet (the Finn, the Mourne and Foyle River). Learn about the local area through our river guides who will recount stories and teach you about the local heritage and wildlife.

Disembark at the historic Gribben Quay for a pop up wild food experience with local chef Darren Smith where you will learn how to prepare and cook with locally sourced ingredients. You will feast on locally sourced Foyle fish and shellfish, vegetables sourced from the Moville Community Garden and homemade breads. Gribben Quay was a fishing station in years gone by. The old ice house and stone quay still stand, testimony to the commercial salmon fishery that the Foyle sustained for centuries. Here you will set up camp and your guide will deliver a camp craft session including fire, shelter and wild cooking skills using the principles of Leave No Trace.

Take time to relax around the fire together, reconnect with nature and enjoy some well-deserved local beer and slow food snacks from the Walled City Brewery. You will sleep under the stars and the next morning you will enjoy a simple campfire breakfast before continuing your journey through the City of Derry beneath the three bridges, stopping at Clipper Quay for a hot drink before continuing through the historic dockland to where the river meets the sea lough at Culmore Point. This part of the journey is steeped in history. Along the way our guides will point out landmarks including the Old Foyle Valley Railway, the spires of the city Cathedrals, Boom Hall, the Guildhall, the old wharf at Lisahally, amongst others.

WHAT TO BRING

Outdoor clothing preferably waterproofs and wellington boots or strong shoes. Sleeping bag and camping gear e.g. tent (we can provide a tent if required), bottled water for personal consumption (we provide for cooking, cleaning and teas/coffees), own snacks if required and personal effects such as toothbrush, required medications etc.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Guided canoeing session (6 hours canoeing approx. over 2 days) including heritage and stories of the Foyle
  • Slow Food Cooking Demo and Dinner
  • Evening snacks and locally brewed beer from Walled City Brewery
  • Camp craft and survival skills demo
  • Simple campfire breakfast
  • All teas/coffees and beverages (inc. a beer from Walled City Brewery)

SUITABILITY

No previous experience is required

HOW TO BOOK

Please visit www.inishadventures.com/slow-adventure

RESTRICTIONS

Minimum age 8 years old. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Option to stop at Clipper Quay for coffee.