Committed to protecting our environment
The groundbreaking annual Paddle Cleanup Expedition is back! Our way of giving back to the planet and having an awesome wilderness adventure at the same time. Each year we head to a different corner of the UK to explore unique coastlines, waterways and wild places.
Our mission: To clean-up as much rubbish as we can whilst also undertaking a real adventure. We have reached thousands of people with our message but this is a unique opportunity to join our small expedition team.
Each year we are blown away by the passionate people who join us. Are you one of
Team Paddle Cleanup 2020!?
Paddle Cleanup 2020 is taking to the Norfolk Broads, a part of the UK renowned for its´ peaceful waterways and stunning scenery.
Our base camp is situated in a gorgeous natural campsite just north of Wayford bridge. Our exploration will start from here, with Barton Broad right next door and Hickling Broad just a stone´s throw away. We´ll also have access to the Wroxham branch of the broads.
We plan to paddle a new stretch of water each day, allowing us to see as much of the area as possible whilst also working our magic to leave them as clean as we can.
Who's this trip for?
- Anyone with a passion for the ocean and
helping the envirement
- Been in a kayak once or more, and loved it.
- A basic level of fitness
- Experience of camping with facilities.
If you would like to discuss any of the above
requirements, please get in touch. We have training courses running in spring an autumn, or 1:1 coaching.
All of the rubbish we collect from our paddling, we sort, clean and recycle wherever possible. Previous Paddle Cleanup expeditions have reached the national press and cleared tonnes of waste from our waterways.
Plastic collected has been taken to outreach events by Incredible Oceans, worn by Jodie Kidd on a London fashion show, and been recycled and turned into kayaks by Odyssey Innovation. This is a unique opportunity to become part of the Paddle Cleanup legacy.
Who's this trip for?
- Paddlers of all abilities who are passionate
about protecting our environment.
- A fitness level to cover 10-15km a day.
- Experience of camping and happy to live
with basic facilities.
If you would like to discuss any of the above
requirements, please get in touch. We have training courses running in spring and autumn, or we can offer 1:1 coaching.
Dates being rearranged.
Team of 8. Spaces available.
6 day trip, with 5 full days of kayaking and 1 half day.
- Highly qualified sea kayak guide.
- All kayaking equipment.
- Cooking Equipment.
- Broads kayak toll.
- Optional transfer from Worstead train
- Evening workshops with ocean advocate
and coach Clare Osborn.
What's not included
- Travel to Worstead.
- Arrive Friday night and settle in £15
- Saturday morning Mindfulness Workshop £75
- Thursday evening & Friday morning
* both workshops £120 if booked together*
Adventure & Environment
Evoke believe that the more we explore our wild places, enjoy new experiences, and learn about our environment, the more our desire to protect it grows.
We strive to connect people with this beautiful world through adventure, empowering people to accept more responsibility to look after this incredible planet. Let's work together to help the environment we cherish so much.
Base camp expeditions allow us to collect and sort more plastics each day. Paddling with empty boats gives us maximum storage in our kayaks to take the cleared plastics back to base camp. It also gives us the opportunity to have facilities like hot showers and often a cozy pub meal if we fancy a treat.
On the outskirts of the small village of Honing, our campsite offers us a beautiful base right on the water's edge. With ample space, warm showers, and even a fire pit for warming up on an evening whilst story swapping.
The team will use 3 person tents between 2, ensuring comfortable and spacious camping. All equipment will be provided for cooking up meals and all the utensils too. There will also be a tipi available to hang out in, in-case the great British weather sends a little rain our way.
Enviromentalism & Coaching
As always, Evoke is joined by Clare Osborn of Clare Talks: Freedom Coaching and Ocean Advocacy. Clare is instrumental in the conservation aspects of the expedition and has gone on to work with British Canoeing to empower thousands more paddlers to do their bit. More about that here.
Clare recognises when we are out on the water we have time and space to reflect and refresh and to create lasting personal shifts. When you are away from your usual routine, it is easy to change your behavior but for lasting shifts, it is our beliefs and mindset that are key! Ever made a new year's resolution only to break it weeks later? Exactly that thing - you need to believe you can change first! Clare’s style of coaching is all about FREEDOM, freedom from eco-anxiety, from unhelpful beliefs and bad habits, freedom from whatever holds you back.
Clare is offering YOU the opportunity to arrive early and leave late for the expedition and join her in a beautiful bell tent onsite. She is offering two workshops to help you find your freedom, declutter your mind and have plenty of time to reflect. You will enjoy some mindfulness practice and go home with tips to establish or renew your own practice. Also the opportunity to set down some realistic actions towards whatever goals you want to work on. All coaching and mindfulness is content free in a group setting and in a safe space so no need to share your deep thoughts if you chose not to.
Saturday morning mindfulness workshop 9.30 - 12.30 - snacks and tea included
Arrive, get grounded and leave those worries behind
Create space for creativity and new ideas to arise during your week ahead on the waterways
Introduction to mindfulness and blue health - the benefits of being around water and mindful breathing
Guided visualisation to set positive intentions and reflections for the week ahead.
Workshop stand alone cost: £75 pp
Min of 4 participants
Thursday 7th / Fri 8th
Instead of rushing off - take the opportunity to join us for an extra night. An evening of stories around the campfire and anchoring that awesome sense of achievement.
Friday goal-setting go-getting workshop 9.30 -11.30
On Friday morning we will reflect on our week and then work through whatever has come up. A workshop of goal setting - positive affirmations and creativity. You will go home with a clear plan for whatever goal you want to work on. And a personalised Life on My Terms Freedom Plan!
Bolt-on stand alone cost is £85 pp and includes the extra night camping, snacks and tea/coffee.
Min 4 participants
*Book both workshops together for a discounted rate of £120*
Erin Bastian - A UKCC Level 3 Sea Kayak Coach, 5* Leader, and founder of Evoke Adventure, will be guiding this expedition.
Erin has paddle world wide, her passion for long distance journeys has taken her to the remote west coast of Patagonia. Across the Agean sea, linkinging rugged islands scattered between Greece and Turkey, crossing large expanses of open water. As well as numerous expeditions leading teams in her favourite place arctic Norway.
Cold icy destinations really capture her imagination!