The Great Ironbridge Coracle Drift

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Saturday 18 September 2021 - 00:00 to 23:30

Submitted by jwalker on 03 May 2021 - 13:26.

As well as our annual regatta, Ironbridge Coracle Trust invites you to take part in the first mass sponsored Coracle Drift as part of the Ironbridge Festival of Imagination on Saturday 18th September 2021. The annual festival is a series of events celebrating and exploring the very varied history of the Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Coracle Drift will be a wonderful opportunity to promote the ancient craft and skills of coracles as well as fundraising to support the coracle heritage programme in Ironbridge. We are aiming to get as many experienced coraclers as possible to paddle the 7+ miles from Cressage to Ironbridge along the beautiful River Severn. The route will take us via a slow drift around the fascinating meanders and loops of the River Severn, near Leighton, under the iconic Iron Bridge itself before we get out opposite the newly restored Old Coracle Shed at Ironbridge Canoe Hire. We will finish here with a celebratory BBQ. Seven miles in a coracle will test the padding on your bottom! Are you up for it? More details and entry form to follow soon but please hold the date!

Contact details

Ironbridge Coracle Trust - [email protected]


Ironbridge, Shropshire