So the weather is turning and the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. And that means one thing…. Halloween is just around the corner! Whilst it’s now customary to hit up your local pumpkin patch and enjoy a Halloween film night, we’ve got some paddle-related activities for you to chuck yourself into this Halloween. Including some spooky versions of popular paddling trails. Don the witches hats and broomsticks for paddles. Here are our 5 ways to enjoy paddling on Halloween!
5 ways to enjoy paddling this Halloween
Take on one of our spooky trails. Ever noticed on the Paddle Trails download page before, we have some pre-planned spooky trails ready for Halloween? These trails are spread across the country and tell the spooky goings on around each point on the map. Ideal for social paddles and club get togethers. The spooky trails take all the hassle out of planning so you can spend maximum amount of time on the water. With tales of haunted houses, mythical creatures and unruly poltergeists they’ll certainly help you paddle faster!
Discover and plan your own spooky trail. Of course we have our pre-planned spooky trails, but there’s nothing stopping you from planning a spooky paddle on your local route either. Why not look further into some local folk law and spooky goings on near your usual haunts and make it a paddle to remember?
Plan a fancy dress paddle. The classic, plan a fancy dress paddle. Remember not to wear something too heavy or floaty as you don’t want to cause a hazard… but face paints, werewolf gloves, your paddle turned into a broomstick… you know the sort of thing! Psst, don’t forget the weather at this time of year. If you’re not sure how to dress for autumn paddles, take a look at our article.
Join or organise a spooky paddle pick up. It is scary how much litter ends up in the rivers, canals, and lakes where we paddle. So grab a trick or treating bag and head to the waters to see what horrors you can save the water from. For help in organising your clean up check out our article with our top tips.
Organise a spooky quiz with your paddling pals. We know not everyone will be able to get on the water at this time of year. So, why not organise a spooky get together with your normal paddling buddies to keep in touch? Use Zoom or Google Hangouts to get together virtually. Create your own spooky backgrounds and plan a halloween themed quiz and games night instead. Of course, it’s not going to be like going for a spooky paddle together, but when needs must…!
Whatever you plan on doing this Halloween, make it one to remember. And don’t forget to let us know if you’re planning your own spooky soiree!
Check out our pre-planned spooky paddle trails…
Beeston Weir to Holme Pierrepont Spooky Canoe Trail
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