Please bring the following kit with you.
- Footwear that can get wet
- Wind proof top
- Sun hat
- Reusable drinks container
More people in a year will go to the top of Everest than canoe on this lake.
Come canoeing on Slapton Ley during the holiday season of July & August; please check on the diary dates page.
Two hour guided tours on the ley, using very stable open canoes, will allow you to have rare access to see this valuable National Nature Reserve from the water. More people will summit Everest this year than paddle on this lake.
This 200 hectare nature reserve is an amazing place; the site is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is owned by the Whitley Wildlife Trust and managed by the Field Studies Council. We are very grateful to them for allowing us access to this important waterway. WILDLIFE Highlights: Otters, mink, dormice, badgers and a wide variety of bats can be found there, as well as over 100 species of birds including a nationally important population of breeding Cetti’s warblers, reed and sedge warblers and great-crested grebes. Bitterns are resident on the site but you can also catch the sight of osprey, buntings, swans, moorhens, marsh harriers, herons, little egret, starlings and swallows.