We are really excited to announce that a sponsored place has become available on Leg 2 of our Paddle Pickup; Length of Wales expedition!

Paddle Pickup is a Love Her Wild expedition put together by adventurers Bex Band and Erin Bastian (who runs a kayaking company called Evoke). They both wanted to do something about the increase in plastic pollution in the waters so turned to what they know best – adventure.

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Paddle Pickup expedition

Leaving in May, a team of women will be attempting a world first, kayaking the full length of Wales, over 220km. Along the way, the team will be collecting plastic pollution from the waterways and raising awareness on this important conservation issue.

Find out more about the expedition or how you can join here.


Win a place!

You can win a fully sponsored place on Leg 2 of the Paddle Pickup; Length of Wales expedition. No kayaking experience is necessary but you do need to have a basic level of fitness so that you can complete long days on the water and camping each night under expedition conditions. More important than that though is teamwork, a willingness to get stuck-in and a passion for conservation issues.

You must be available on the following dates and able to get yourself to and from the start and finish line for leg 2:

 Leg 2: 4th June – 8th June
Start & finish:  Gnosall – Worcester

Food, insurance and personal gear is not included as part of this opportunity. For more details on the expedition please check out the event page.


Paddle Pickup Kayak Expedition


How to apply

To apply please send  an email to bex@loveherwild.com with the following information:

Tell us about you in less than 300 words (we want to know what you will get out of this opportunity personally!):
How can you help us in our mission to reduce plastic pollution in less than 300 words (do you have an idea on how you can help raise awareness – giving a talk, making a film, etc):

Applications close on Wednesday 25th April. All applicants will receive a response by 29th April.

Good luck! 🙂

Paddle Pickup expedition

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