Try a kayak for National Trails Day.

THE West Cork Development Partnerships (WCDP) in conjunction with Atlantic Sea Kayaking are organising a Kayaking Trail on National Trails Day Sunday October 7thThis is a gentle dry introduction to kayaking, using double stable sea kayaks.

Departing from: Reen Pier (Castlehaven Bay) near Union Hall.


Time: 10 am to 1pm


Age: Over 16s only


Wear: Thermals, fleeces, no cottons. Wolly hat, old runners or bootees. Wetsuits if you have one. Splash suits which go on over your clothing and keep you dry, windproof and warm. All safety gear supplied.


Bring: a change of clothes and a towel. (Chances are you will not get wet)


Safety: All of the Atlantic Sea Kayaking instructor guides are highly trained in kayak rescue, first aid, use of VHF radios which are carried with them as well as other safety equipment. All of their trips are designed based on weather and sea conditions. They have an intimate knowledge of west Corks local coastal area and regularly listen to weather forecasts. They keep instructor / client ratios low to ensure safety and personal attention. Their motto is ” Prevention is better than a cure”


Fee: €40 per person (special rate for National Trails Day)


If you are a beginner they will quickly teach you the basics required to manage a kayak and you do not need to be able to swim.

The drama of the west Cork coastline is a magnificent thing to experience from a kayak, no other craft allows you to experience the coast in such an intimate way as on this spectacular trip.

The trip is not weather dependant! (but we reserve the right to cancel if we think it may be dangerous)

Places are limited to 20, please reserve your adventure by October 5th, contact Arran O Driscoll at 023 883 4035 or 086 841 2539 or


Directions to get to Reen Pier: Go to the village of Union Hall and find the Catholic church. Follow the Signs for Reen Pier and just before the Pier we are on the spit of land stretching out into the sea.