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Wild Singing on Koru Kayak on Frenchman’s Creek!

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Early Bird tickets are on sale for our very first Wild Singing Workshop on a Koru Kayak!

Koru Kayaking have teamed up with local singing coach and singer Janice M.

Janice M, Wild Singing Workshop

No need to any previous experience in singing or kayaking. This is purely for fun and enjoyment.

Spaces are limited on our Wild Singing Workshop on 3 Sep so book early to avoid disappointment.

Join Janice M and Koru Kayaking for a special singing experience in kayaks on the beautiful Helford estuary.

Kayaking to stunning locations that would otherwise be inaccessible, participants will sing on the tranquil waters of the Helford and at the water’s edge. Participants will paddle to beautiful spots such as Frenchmans Creek, seeing wildlife along the way. Singing in these unique acoustic environments combined with stunning scenery will make for a truly memorable event.

Kayaking along Frenchman’s Creek on a sunny Bank Holiday!

During the workshop you will quickly learn simple melodies and harmonies of beautiful songs in a friendly, group atmosphere. Guided by singer and vocal coach, Janice M, participants will sing a cappella whilst being inspired by nature, creating an unforgettable shared experience. Koru Kayaking will safely guide the group on kayaks as well as provide valuable insights to wildlife on and around the estuary.

The Wild Singing Workshop Kayak will include fun engaging warm-ups through to good vocal techniques, which you can apply long after leaving the event. It is an experience for singers of all abilities, including complete beginners, and will be taught by ear with no experience of reading music necessary. Your song lyrics will be provided on beautiful bespoke designed postcards for you to keep. Wild Singing is all about being inspired by the great outdoors and feeling good.

The workshop includes lunch where participants can enjoy a hearty Chickpea & Vegetable Stew with steamed cous cous and fresh coriander served by Budock Vean Hotel. Participants are welcome to relax and wander round the hotel gardens after the workshop.

Born in Cumbria and residing in Cornwall for the last ten years, Janice M has performed for private and public events and in venues all over the Southwest. From jazz to soul, folk to gospel, she fuses a range of genres in her own inimitable vocal style.

Alongside singing in Cornwall-based band The Grace Notes, Janice M is a vocal coach and works regularly with various community groups. Janice M has ran her Wild Singing Workshops at Port Eliot Festival, Enys Gardens, Trebah Garden and Potager Garden. This is the first time she is taking her workshop onto the water.

Koru Kayaking are award-winning kayaking tour guides, hold 5 star tripadvisor reviews and have been featured in national press, including most recently in The Telegraph Travel.

Budock Vean Hotel is a 4-star hotel and spa, holds Visit England tourism awards as well as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The hotel has it’s own private beach with access to the Helford estuary and is renowned for it’s excellent dining experience and views of the Helford.

Timings for the day are:
8.45am: Meet at the Budock Vean Hotel (go to reception)
9am: We will walk down through the gardens to the beach
9.15am-10am: Vocal warm-ups by the shore, change into wetsuit/buoyancy aid, safety briefing from Koru Kayaking
10am-12 noon: Kayaking and singing on the water
12-1pm: Change and walk back up to hotel
1pm-2pm: Lunch of a tasty Chickpea & Vegetable Stew with Steamed Cous Cous and Coriander on the hotel sun terrace or in one of the hotel lounges followed by an optional relax or wander in the hotel gardens

Places are limited so do book early!
Early Bird Tickets £74 (available until 31 July 2018)
General Tickets £80

Tickets include: Singing Workshop including warm ups at the water’s edge, two hours kayaking on the water with award-winning Koru Kayaking, safety briefing, buoyancy aid, bottle of water during kayaking, lunch at Budock Vean Hotel, parking, access to the hotel gardens.

Tickets are non-refundable.
This particular workshop is purely for adults.
Facilities: Free car parking and toilets are available at Budock Vean Hotel. There are also toilet facilities at Koru Kayaking on the waterside.

Participants should wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and uneven ground on walking down around the gardens and paths at Budock Vean Hotel.

Wetsuits can be hired from Koru Kayaking for £5 per person.

See more about Budock Vean Hotel on www.budockvean.co.uk

See more about Koru Kayaking on www.korukayaking.co.uk

See more about Janice M on www.janicem.com





Half Term fun with Koru Kayaking!

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The sun is forecast next week and so what better way to enjoy half term than getting outdoors and enjoying wildlife in Cornwall on Koru’s Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure!

heron flying


Enjoy the tranquil waters of Frenchman’s Creek, inspiration for Daphne du Maurier’s novel, as buzzards sour above us, herons and egrets hover in the overhanging ancient oak forest and the bright blue of a kingfisher flashes by.

Frenchmans Creek, Koru Kayaking, Conrwall, Helford River

Your guides will tell you the local tales of yonder year, tales of shipwrecks, hidden chapels and oyster farming. Then moor up an enjoy a nice hot chocolate and biscuit.

Frenchmans Creek, Koru Kayaking, Conrwall

Frenchman’s Creek Koru Kayak Adventure times this week:

Monday 10am, Tuesday 10am, Thursday 1pm, Friday 1pm

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The Budock Vean Hotel, where we launch from, welcomes our customers to enjoy their facilities and serves morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon tea.

Koru’s North Coast Kayak Adventures will be available from March, advance bookings are being taken.

Koru Kayaking at St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Day

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RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Day


On the 25th May there will be an Open Day for the RNLI Lifeboat Station at St Agnes and Koru will be demonstrating kayak safety at 10.30am.  The day will be informative and entertaining with training exercises including surfing and kayaking safety.  This is a free event but donations to the RNLI are most welcome.

We look forward to seeing you at Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes on the 25th May 2014.

Koru excited to be part of Outsid’er – St Agnes Outdoor Festival

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Koru Kayaking are looking forward to a weekend filled with Outdoor Events. The festival was a huge success last year and this year it’s back with even more outdoor events!


Big fans of the outdoors we will be offering North Coast Stunning Guided Kayak Adventures from Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes on Friday and Saturday. Then on Sunday we are acting as the buoys in the popular raft race, were the vets are ready to defend their title! The raft race kicks off at 1pm on Sunday, kedgeree in the beach brunch feast (advance tickets required) and bacon butties at Breakers are all available.


Koru are also taking part in the Outsid’er Soundbytes, which includes 15 minute talks from explorers, kayakers through to walking the Camino de Santiago alone!



Other events include Wild Food Foraging, Sundown Opera, Stargazing, Outsid’er Word Games, sand sculptures. For more details www.st-agnes.com/outsider and come and join in the fun!


We have started Kayaking in Cornwall

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Tom and Hetty the Koru team arrived back from their winter adventures in South East Asia and have already started kayaking in Cornwall.  Eight students from Tremough Campus (Exeter University) joined Koru on a Frenchman’s Creek Adventure on Sunday and had a fantastic 2 hours on the kayaks.

Koru Kayaking Feb Students


We have more bookings on Frenchman’s Creek for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and have availability for every day this week.

Get rid of your Winter Blues and join Koru on a Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure.  To book call 07794321827 , email enquiries@korukayaking.co.uk or book online on our website www.korukayaking.co.uk

Koru Kayaking help organise a Christmas Party for War Veterans

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Koru Kayaking have helped out local St Agnes stallwart George Mannell by organising a War Veterans Christmas lunch last Friday at the St Agnes Methodist Church.

Guests were asked to bring presents which were laid around a tree, which was placed in the centre of the party. The presents were then delivered to Little Harbour Children’s Hospice.


Hetty Wildblood & George Mannell

Tom Wildblood delivering the presents to Little Harbour



Koru Calendar 2014 “The St Agnes Coastline taken from the water”

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Koru’s calendar is now available with some of the best photography taken this year of the St Agnes coastline taken from the water.  A £1 donation from every calendar sold will go to Surfers Against Sewage helping them with their “Protect our Waves” campaign.


The Point, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

January – The Point, Trevaunance Cove

View from a cave, Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

February – Hanover Cove from cave

Orange Cave, Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

March – Exploring Orange Cave, Hanover Cove

Kayaking through Gadger - St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

April – Kayaking through Gadger

The Prison Cavern, Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

May – Entering The Prison, Hanover Cove

Gadger Arch, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

June – Kayaking into Gadger

Cligga Head, Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

July – Covered Cligga Head, Hanover Cove

Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

August – Hanover heights, Hanover Cove

Sunbathing Seals, Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

September – Sunbathing seals, Hanover Cove

Archway behind Green Island, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

October – Archway behind Green Island

Waterfall Bay, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

November – Under waterfalls, Waterfall Bay

Seal Cave, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

December – Swimming off Seal Cave, Trevaunance Cove

To purchase your calendar please call us on 0779 4321827 or email enquiries@korukayaking.co.uk or go to the Koru Shop by clicking on the link below:

Go to Koru Shop

The Koru team helps organise 1940’s & 50’s Revival Weekend

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Hetty and Tom helped organise a highly successful long weekend in St Agnes and the surrounding area, remembering the 1940’s and 50’s both in St Agnes and further afield with over £1000 raised for the British Legion and St Agnes Sports Club.

1940's MMI

The event included an incredible exhibition in the Miners & Mechanics Institute with Second World War uniforms & memorabilia, details of the village at the time including the British and US base near St Agnes Head called Cameron Camp and Perranporth Airfield.


On the Friday and Saturday there were informative and emotional talks from those who were children in occupied countries at the time, the development of Farming Equipment in St Agnes in the 1940’s, code breaking at Bletchley and from a bomber pilot to name but a few.

Shelter 1940's

John Turner opened his doors at the Old Station Yard to exhibit his amazing private war time collection including uniforms, motorbikes, weapons and other artifacts.  Children loved his replica bomb shelter where they could experience the conditions families had to endure when the sirens started.

Dancing 1940's

In St Agnes and Mount Hawke there were Tea Dances and a majority of the shops and pubs got in the spirit of the era with 1940’s & 50’s dressed window displays.  There were two 1940’s jeeps outside the Miners & Mechanics Institute where children and adults could climb inside for a small donation.

Jeep 1940's

With singing, dance lessons, stalls, paintings and a visit from the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall every one had a weekend to remember.


Koru Facebook Competition worth £300

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Koru has a great new Facebook competition worth £300 to one lucky winner!FB

womens koru tshirt

The amazing prize is a private kayak adventure for a party of 6 people on either the North Coast Kayak Adventure or the Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure.  Not only do you get to go on an amazing tour all the party will receive a Koru T-Shirt worth £15 each.

All you need to do is LIKE our Facebook Koru Kayaking page (not the post) and SHARE with your friends.  We will choose the winner at random and the winner will be drawn before Christmas.


Good luck and start LIKING.

Koru Kayaking at Porthcurno & Treen

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Tom and Hetty from Koru kayaking have just spent a long weekend at Treen and Porthcurno enjoying the stunning coastline by kayak and helping  some one fulfil their dream of swimming from Logan’s Rock to the Minack Theatre.

Koru Logan Rock

We arrived at Porthcurno at 2pm on the Friday and met up with Sarah who for several years has dreamt of swimming the beautiful bay at Porthcurno. In the summer Sarah approached us at St Agnes and asked if we could help her with a support kayak and we were happy to oblige.  The sea was flat and with slight off-shore winds conditions were perfect for the swim.  Tom kayaked with Sarah to Logan Rock and after a small break on a secluded beach, Sarah started the swim.  All went well with the swim and Sarah left Porthcurno with a large smile on her face.

Treen campsite

After Porthcurno we pitched our tent up at Treen Farm Campsite which overlooks the stunning bay and were joined by fellow pilot gig rowers and friends on Saturday night.  We all enjoyed a good meal at the Logan Rock Inn that evening which I highly recommend and will return to soon.

kayak treen beach

The next day we took two tandem kayaks and went on a stunning kayak adventure from Porthcurno.  The first beach we landed on was Treen Beach and had it to our selves enjoying swimming in the stunning waters and finding a suitable rock ledge to jump off.

Swimming Treen

We then paddled under the incredible Minack Theatre which is perched on the cliffs to the side of Porthcurno and waved at the on looking tourists.

Kayaking Minack theatre

In the next bay we landed on Porthchapel Beach (not to be confused with Chapel Porth) and went for another swim in turquoise waters enjoying the shore break.

Kayaking Porthchapel

After the short break we headed towards and then beyond Porthgwarra finding some incredible caves and enjoying small rocky coves.  Just before Nanjizal we turned the kayaks round and went with the wind and swell back to Porthcurno.

Koru Caves

If  you have a group of four or more people and would like to explore other parts of Cornwall (not in the months of July and August) please drop us an email or give us a call.

Tom Wildblood