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3-Day Canoe and Camp the River Tweed

3-Day Canoe and Camp the River Tweed

£ 300

Berwick, Northumberland

Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Multi-Day, Guides & Tours
Berwick, Northumberland
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 300

Activity Highlights:

Join us for an unforgettable 3-day canoe and wild camp adventure along the picturesque River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Priced at £300.00 per adult, this adventure is designed for up to 8 people and offers serene paddling and exciting rapids, coupled with the charm of both campsite and wild camping.

Key Details

  • Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
  • Group Size: Up to 8 people
  • Meeting Point: Berwick, Northumberland
  • Price: £300 per person

Itinerary

Day One:

  • Morning Meet-Up: Gather at Berwick at 9:30am for introductions and to set the tone for our adventure. We’re a team now!
  • Preparation: Our guides will assist you in packing your essentials into a provided large dry bag.
  • Transport to Kelso: Leave your vehicles at Berwick (our endpoint) and hop onto our minibus to Kelso, marking the start of our journey.
  • Launch: Find our canoes prepped and ready by the water, accompanied by a guide. We’ll distribute shared group equipment like food and cooking stoves among ourselves.
  • Setting Off: Embark on the first leg of our expedition, paddling through the serene waters.
  • Evening Camp: Settle down at a well-equipped campsite for the night. Relax in your tents after a rewarding day and enjoy a hearty meal prepared by our guides.

Day Two:

  • Breakfast & Breaking Camp: Wake up to a prepared breakfast and hot beverages. Pack up and load the canoes for the day’s journey.
  • On the Water: Paddle downstream, absorbing the splendid views and navigating a series of gentle rapids.
  • Wild Camping: Set up our evening camp in a picturesque woodland area by the river bank.

Day Three:

  • Final Morning: Pack up our camp one last time and share a farewell breakfast.
  • Last Leg: Paddle the concluding stretch of the River Tweed, flowing into Berwick.
  • Goodbyes: Bid farewell to our fellow adventurers – I’m sure we’ll meet again on another trip!

Route

The route starts at Kelso and concludes in the historic town of Berwick.

We will cover a distance of approximately 40 to 45 miles (about 64 to 72 kilometers).You will experience a diverse range of scenery and experiences, from tranquil stretches of river to manageable rapids, passing through picturesque landscapes and historic areas in the Scottish Borders.

Camping

Our first night, we will camp in luxury, at a campsite with full facilities including showers. For the second night, we will be wild camping by the river bank, immersing in nature. We provide most of what you need, but we ask that you bring your own sleeping bag and roll mat.

Prerequisites

  • Basic fitness level for canoeing and camping.
  • Swimming ability.
  • Eagerness for adventure and learning.

Why Choose Us?

We offer skilled guidance, breathtaking scenery, and a well-planned itinerary. Our expert guides ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, emphasising team spirit and environmental appreciation. Get ready for an extraordinary adventure on the River Tweed!

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What's Included:

  • All necessary canoeing and safety equipment (helmets, buoyancy aids, paddles, boats, dry bags).
  • Tents, cutlery, plates, bowls, and cups.
  • Full meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Shuttle service from Berwick to Kelso.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal camping gear (sleeping bag and roll mat).
  • Personal kit and toiletries.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Transportation to and from Berwick at the start and end of the trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

Canoeing down the River Tweed, you’ll be immersed in the stunning natural beauty of the Scottish Borders. As you paddle along this serene river, you’ll encounter a landscape rich in verdant woodlands, rolling hills, and historic sites. The river itself offers a dynamic mix of peaceful stretches and manageable rapids, providing both relaxation and excitement. Along the banks, you might spot a variety of wildlife, including birds of prey soaring above and otters playing in the water. The journey also takes you through charming rural areas and picturesque villages. The trip culminates in the historic town of Berwick, where the river’s character changes as it meets the sea.

This adventure is suitable for individuals with basic to intermediate canoeing skills. While prior experience is beneficial, our experienced guides will provide necessary instruction and support throughout the trip. Participants should be comfortable with paddling for several hours each day and managing light rapids.

Essential items include:

  • A sleeping bag and roll mat for camping.
  • Personal clothing suitable for paddling and camping (including waterproof gear).
  • Personal toiletries and a small wash bag.
  • Any necessary personal medication.
  • A hat, gloves, and other personal items you might need while on the water.

Yes, all meals are provided during the trip. This includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our guides will prepare nutritious meals to keep you energised throughout the journey. Participants are responsible for carrying their lunch box each day, which we will supply with food.

Safety is our utmost priority. All participants will be provided with essential safety equipment, including helmets for the rapids and buoyancy aids. Our experienced guides are trained in water safety and first aid, ensuring a secure environment on and off the water. Additionally, our support team will be available throughout the trip to address any needs or emergencies that may arise. We also conduct a thorough safety briefing before embarking on the journey to ensure everyone is prepared and comfortable.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts