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SUN 4 MAY

Go Canoeing Guided Tour - Leicester History and Nature Tour

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Leicester

Run by: Go Canoeing

A great tour for people wanting to learn a bit about the history of Leicester and see a bit of wildlife along the riverside.

clock11:30–15:00

Suitable for 7+

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From Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, take a paddle up the River Soar past the National Space Centre and Historic Pumping Station. Then take the canal as it splits off from the main river through the industrial heritage area of Leicester, making your way around the well-known Frog Island. Join up with the main river and paddle back down through Abbey Park sampling the river wildlife on the way, then past the Space Centre again finishing back at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

Free car parking is available on site. Changing, shower and toilet facilities are available on site.

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Activities are not organised by the BBC unless stated otherwise. Neither is the BBC responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any activity.

Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Sun 15 Jun 11:30–15:00

Cost

£19.00 per person, £55.00 family of four.

Skill Level

  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced

Special requirements

Minimum age of eight years old.

This tour is approximately 4.5 miles, and can take up to about half a day. Some experience paddling would be advised, being able to paddle in a straight line along with being reasonably healthy.

Canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids and waterproofs are available without cost if required. You are more than welcome to use any of your own kit as you wish if the tour leader deems it suitable and safe to do so.

Accreditation

Go Canoeing is a Canoe England Olympic Legacy project. To find out more about Go Canoeing please visit http://www.gocanoeing.org.uk/go/

Venue

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Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 5PN

www.gocanoeing.org.uk/go/index.cfm/activity-search/activity-detail/?oid=2489&type=event

Meeting point: Please register on arrival at reception.

About this location

Outdoor activity centre incorporating high ropes, archery, water sports, paddlesport clubs, holiday activities and Show more… after school care.Show less…

Outdoor activity centre incorporating high ropes, archery, water sports, paddlesport clubs, holiday activities and after school care.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by Go Canoeing.

Please register in advance.

To book please call the centre on 0116 2681426 Booking can also be done in person at the centre by cash or card payment. Payment in full is required at the time of booking to secure the spaces.

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