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THE HIKONIC

Devon

Join us for our new activity - the HIKONIC. 

This is a swim-hike mission allowing you to swim some of Devon's most iconic wild swims and getting to each one via breath-taking coastal paths. This adventure covers a total swim distance of 5km and coast path hiking for 10km - so a decent level of fitness is required. It takes approximatively

For this, you will be lent one of our Ruckraft from Above Below, a great piece of kit which allows you to swim with your hiking gear (as a tow float behind you) and hike with your swim gear on your back (bring your back pack).

In this activity we take in 3 of the most iconic swims in the UK: the Thurlestone Arch, the end of the Avon river (known as the Swoosh), twice, and Burgh Island.

If conditions are unsafe on the day of your swim-hike, we have an alternative route in which we still take in some the South hams most amazing sights and places. We don't think you will be disappointed!

Included in the price is:

- Full swim guide and safety cover

- Loan of an Above Below Ruckraft for your Hikonic


What to bring

For the swims:

  1. wetsuit (optional if you're used to skin swimming)
  2. goggles
  3. towel

For the hikes:

  1. suitable footwear for coast path walking
  2. comfortable rucksack to fit your gear for the day (30l should be big enough)
  3. light layered clothing (quick dry t-shirt, warm light jumper/jacket, waterproof/windproof jacket)
  4. sun cream, sunhat

For the fuelling:

  1. enough water for the day
  2. food for the day - bear in mind you will need to carry it, we recommend high energy/easy to digest food you are used to.
  3. we'll have regular breaks and may have a chance to pick up hot drinks as we go.


Requirements

-Able to swim 2km in open water comfortably (flat to choppy)

-Able to walk across uneven terrain (hilly coast path, rocks, beach)

-Able to sustain moderate level activity (hiking and swimming) for 6 to 8 hours

Total swim distance is 4.5-5.5km

Total hike distance is 10-11.5km

Itinerary

Meet and greet at start location where you'll meet our swim guides, both local, experienced in the activity with great knowledge of the area and beach lifeguard qualified.

They'll brief you on the use of the Ruckraft, the detail of the routes and the safety measures.

Then we'll:

-swim 1km

-hike 3.7km

-swim 2km

-hike or swim 1.5km

-hike 2.3km

-swim 1km

-hike 4km


£95 for adults
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Cancellations

REFUND POLICY

SWIM VENTURES:

A full refund will be given in the case of:

  1. Unsafe conditions to swim and event is to be cancelled by Coast to Coast Water Safety. Attempt will be made to re arrange the date in the first instance.


No refund will given in the case of:

  1. Participant cancellation.
  2. No show for activity.


COURSES:

  1. A full refund will be given in the case of cancellation of a course by Coast to Coast Water Safety.
  2. No refund will be given in the case of participant cancellation. However, we will try to move you to another course IF there is last minute availability - this will incur a £50 admin fee.
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