River Wye Survival Challenge

The River Wye Survival Challenge is a two day event which is perfect for corporate team building, stag and hen weekends, groups of friends or individuals. As part of this adventure you’ll learn a host of bush craft, survival and paddling skills that are put to the test over a 24 mile river journey. During this event we spend one night under canvas at a riverside location, where we put our new found camp craft skills into practice and then settle round the campfire for the night gazing across the night sky’s constellations.

What does the Survival Challenge involve?

This challenge includes the four main elements of survival (Fire, Food, Shelter and Water) mixed together with canoeing skills, river navigation and river safety. Each participant has a set amount of equipment, a sixteen-foot open boat “each” to paddle solo for 24 miles down river over two days. This is a tough challenge that really brings the team together as the dynamics are put to the test…

Suggested Itinerary: (Example)

Day one:
• 08:30 Final kit check
• 09:30 Transport departs Hereford
• 10:00 Start day one
• 16:00 Arrive at river side camp
• 17:00 Build shelters / collect water / cook food

Day two:
• 08:30 Breakfast
• 09:30 Break camp
• 10:00 Start day two
• 16:00 Arrive at Hereford
• 16:30 Wet De-brief in local river side bar

Where does the challenge take place?

This challenge takes place on the River Wye. Groups meet in Hereford and are transported up river to the start point. We then paddle back to Hereford over two days, stopping at a riverside campsite at the halfway point.

Teams can undertake the challenge between March and October depending on weather conditions.

We run a number of open dates for small groups of under six participants and individuals. See the list below for up and coming dates.

2014 open course dates:
Sat 12th – Sun 13th July (This course finishes at Hereford Rowing Club during the Beer on the Wye festival)

What equipment do you need for the Survival Challenge?

Full kit lists are sent out prior to the event and may change at different times of the year

How much does it cost and what is included?

Prices for this activity start at £149.99 per person. The price includes:

  • Full event management
  • Personal Team Instructor(s)
  • All equipment and kit hire
  • Food and Transport

How do I book?

Call 01432 264 807 or email enquiries@ultimate-activitycompany.co.uk.

There is a minimum booking number of 6 for this challenge.

There are no restrictions however any special requirements or health concerns must be discussed at the time of booking.

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