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Dartmoor Kayaking

Kayaking is as close as you can get to the water without being in it. Few Dartmoor activities give the keen outdoor enthusiast such a varied array of experiences as kayaking. Whether you are seeking the heart-stopping exhilaration of a roller coaster on one of Dartmoors rivers in torrents or the serenity and peace of getting lost in the moment, you can find your passion in a kayak. Alternatively canoeing may be your preference, canoeists sit on a seat with their legs underneath them as if on a bench. In some canoes, the rider actually kneels down in the canoe. Most canoes are “open” and therefore the canoeist and the gear are exposed to the air. In most cases, the canoeist uses a paddle with only one blade. People who kayak, on the other hand, sit in a seat on the floor of the boat with their legs directly in front of them. Most kayak's are “closed” boats, meaning that the person in the kayak sits inside, in what is called a cockpit. Kayak propulsion is typically achieved using  a paddle containing a “blade” on each side of the shaft.
Some are die-hard whitewater kayak enthusiasts and others thrive on a leisurely paddle on a secluded lake. And still others do it simply for the company the sport affords them to keep. Whatever the circumstances that drives these people to decide to paddle, one thing keeps them coming back. It is the indescribable feeling that one gets by stepping into their boat, pushing away from land, dipping their paddle into the water, and taking that first stroke. As they leave their cares, problems and stresses on the banks and shores of their lives, they are floating and they are free.

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