The Bushcraft Show

Canoe Trail is very excited to announce we will be working in partnership with the Bushcraft Show in 2017, providing a wide range of water sports and adventure activities. 

Canoe Trail will be running canoe and kayaking sessions, 1 star award courses, low ropes and team games and much more. We are back working with the Bushcraft Show, providing an incredible long weekend of bushcraft and outdoor activities with speakers, workshops, activities galore all on the edge of the National Forest in Nottingham. Camp over, bring the family and enjoy wild(er) times! 

Provision of ‘ come and try’ watersports activities

We will be bringing a selection of canoes and kayaks available on a ‘pay and play’ basis. Last year this activity was popular throughout the weekend with hundreds of people taking to the water to have a go and a splash about.

1 star paddling course

We are offering a British Canoeing 1 star paddling course on the lakes at the Bushcraft Show. This is a scheduled activity with our experienced coaches teaching canoe and kayak skills. You will need to prebook and we have provided a discounted rate to make it more accessible. We will be offering a discounted 2 star course as a follow on which will be hosted in Bedfordshire later this year.

Card Board Box Boat Race Competition / Activity

We will be providing card board boxes, duck tape and string and some rules allowing teams, groups or families the chance to build their craft rafts against the clock and race around a short course. We will be running a ‘Top Gear’ style leader board for this and hope to make it an annual challenge!  The inaugural Card Board Boat Race will be help each day late afternoon (final times to be announced)

Giant SUP Race / SUP's

We have two giant SUP’s which can carry 6-8 people each . This is a great way to take to the water and race against other teams and fellow Bushcrafters. Be warned we may have a few tricks up our sleeve so bring a change of clothes for this fun family activity. We will also have a selection of our single SUP's available for playing and racing. Stand Up Paddle Board Jenga anyone?


Zorbing is a fun activity for kids of all ages, we will have a number of different zorbs available including our large cylinder ‘hamster wheel’ type zorbs and also the ball type. 5 minutes of running on water is a great fun activity for young people and adults alike.

Low Ropes Course and Team Challenges

We are setting up a dedicated low ropes assault course where you can traverse through the trees at a safe height and try different climbing techniques. Morning sessions will be pre booked and include a series of team challenges and is aimed at children and young people . Our low ropes and team challenges are the perfect way for young bushcrafters and adventurers to learn different technical skills and also learn lifeskills in a safe controlled environment. Sessions will be 1 hour long and organized into small groups.

Bushcraft and Survival Show 2017