Adventure Weekends

Adventure Weekends Information

Are you looking for an adventure weekend in Dorset? Then look no further, we have it covered. From kayaking to the world-famous Old Harry Rocks to seeing in sunrise by SUP we can create a weekend of adventures like no other. We have overnight adventures and expedition weekends on offer in Dorset that will take you straight out of the office and into the great outdoors.

Our location in Studland on the south coast is within easy reach of nearby Wareham just a short train ride from central London or a 2-hour car journey, so leave the laptop behind and join us for a fully immersive weekend in the wild. We have 2 overnight adventures on offer or we can create a weekend itinerary for you that could include a host of our adventures, from rock climbing to coasteering, foraging, fishing and feasting, kayaking and bushcraft, stand up paddleboarding, snorkelling, and more. Leave the desk behind and join us.

Adventure Weekend Activities

On our Sea Kayak, Coastal Foraging, SUP & Wild Camp Weekend we’ve got it all covered and all you need to bring is yourself and a sleeping bag. We organise your wild camping, keep you fed and watered and make sure you leave with magic memories and new skills that will keep you enjoying your time outdoors long after you leave.

On our Night Paddle, Wild Bivy, and Sunrise SUP you will be on a magical mini expedition like no other. Kayak under the light of the moon, sleep under the stars and wake up to the sound of the ocean before enjoying a rare moment of tranquillity seeing the sunrise on a stand up paddleboard in Studland bay.

Don't Like Wild Camping?

If wild camping isn’t your bag and you’ve got your accommodation covered then we can help plan a weekend or a few days away midweek packed full of adventures. How about starting your day with us on a kayaking trip to take in the sights of Old Harry Rocks, enjoy spotting the incredible wildlife and marine life in the bay and marvel at the staggering rock formations above from the water's surface before spending the afternoon foraging with our resident forager. Learn all about wild foods and edible seaweeds, how to prepare them, and what health properties they have.

Alternate Outdoor Activities

On day two why not brush up on your survival skills? Let us take you into our woodland camp and teach you the bushcraft basics, learn how to safely use knives and saws, build natural shelters, and camp crafts to ensure you can keep yourself safe outdoors before enjoying a splash session in the bay on our stand up paddleboards or we can take you slightly further along the coastline to experience a coasteering or climbing session with us in Swanage.

We have so many outdoor activities on offer here and such a fantastic location for you to explore on the Jurassic Coast that it’s just a question of how you choose which ones to enjoy!! Take a look at our itinerary ideas below and if you need help finding local accommodation in Studland or Swanage check out our accommodation page for suggestions.

Founder Dan Scott holds the highest sea kayak leadership award, the Advanced Sea Kayak Leader and our instructors all hold their BC Paddle Sport Instructor and sea kayak award qualifications plus have extensive in house training.

Safety Qualifications

Safety is our number one priority and we can guarantee that all our instructors are trained to industry standard best practice and hold National Governing body qualifications where applicable, to operate in line with our BCU paddlesport accredited provider status and AALA licence for kayaking. As a WISE wildlife safe accredited operator you be can rest assured that we work responsibly, without disturbing the wildlife and sealife.

In the event of an incident all of our guides carry personal locator beacons so that help will come straight away. Once activated, the signal is detected by a satellite and sent to a Mission Control Centre (MCC) where it is decoded and forwarded to the nearest Rescue Coordination Centre. Luckily we have never had to use them but we carry them so you are in the safest hands.

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Adventure Weekends Recommendations

“The wild camping weekend adventure was amazing. We really needed a break from the city and this was perfect. To be so close to nature, to wake up with the sunrise overlooking a beach in the UK (it felt like the Algarve) made it so very special. Learning to paddleboard and putting some time into sea kayaking was an added bonus for me. I can not recommend this experience enough”

Claire P

“I found what was missing from my life! I know that sounds a bit dramatic but I really did feel like I renewed a connection to nature I had lost over the years. I used to sea kayak and bivy a lot, then came along family and work priorities. Your adventure weekend put be back in touch with myself and I can’t thank you enough”

Tim C

“I joined the wild bivy and night paddle adventure a couple of weeks back. So exciting to leave work and that same evening be paddling under the stars to a secret camp spot – I felt like some kind of wild man adventurer! Let’s just say that I really didn’t want to go back to work the next week and have been dreaming of Dan’s wild foraged tea on a moonlit beach ever since”

Laurah J

“Brilliant! We both felt so well looked after but allowed to adventure around the coast. We love sea kayaking and your adventure weekends have been on our list of things to do for a few years. It certainly didn’t disappoint – a truly 5-star experience, thank you, Dan and crew”.

Farred G

Adventure Weekends Questions

Are Your Adventure Weekends Suitable For Stag And Hen Dos?

Yes! Our adventure weekends are a great option for a stag or hen do. Check out our bespoke adventure options, and group adventures or contact us to find out more.

Do You Need Any Outdoors Skills To Book An Adventure Weekend?

Depending on which session you wish to book, you may need a bit of kayaking experience, and you’ll need to be happy with wild camping, but our instructors are there to help you out!

What Kit Do We Need To Bring?

A full kit list will be given before the event, but in general, you’ll need appropriate outdoor clothing and a sleeping bag and mat.

What Are The Typical Arrival And Departure Times?

This depends on the session, our 2-day sea kayaking weekend will start around 10 am on the first day and finish around 4 pm the next. Our Night Paddle and Sunrise SUP session will start in the early evening and finish early the following morning. More details are provided on booking.

Can I Bring My Camera?

You’re welcome to bring a camera or phone in a waterproof case to take pictures to remember your adventure by, but you do so at your own risk. We do not provide cameras or waterproof cases.

What Happens If It Is Bad Weather?

We do our best to get out adventuring rain or shine! However, if the weather causes an activity to be unsafe, we will cancel by 7 am on the morning of your activity, and offer you the choice to reschedule or receive a refund.

What Is A Bivvy?

A bivvy bag is a waterproof bag you put your sleeping bag inside to keep you dry and warm. It’s the ideal way to sleep under the stars for a proper wild camping experience!

Can I Bring My Own Fishing Rod?

We often set up fishing rods up with specific lures etc for the session you’ll be joining. You are welcome to bring your rod and ask the guide, but ultimately it will be their decision on the day.

Do We Get To Eat/ Cook The Edible Plants On The Kayak Foraging Adventures?

There are many plants and seaweeds you can taste on the kayak foraging adventures, and you are welcome to take a small amount of your forage home with you. If you want to enjoy a foraged feast book a forage & feast or kayak fish forage & feast experience or join a foraging and wild pizza workshop.

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