Great Foyle wild camping, canoe and slow food experience
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Allow the tidal River Foyle to take you on a spectacular journey, spending your evening wild camping
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.