Jurassic Coast Makes UK Top Ten Dream Kayak Locations Poll.
- Published on Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:41
A recent survey ran as part of a competition by Sitons has found the Jurassic Coast to be one of the UK's top ten dream kayaking locations.
The survey was taken as part of a December competition for watersport fanatics to win a GoPro Hero II camera. Entrants were asked where would be their dream place to kayak.
Jurassic Coast was found to be among the top 10 UK locations mentioned across 500 entrants. The rest of the top ten was made up of 2 Cumbria locations, 3 Scottish locations, 2 Cornish spots, Devon and Pembrokeshire.
Jurassic Coast has long been a spot renowned among kayakers and the watersports community for its vast coverage of Dorset and Devon, making it accessible from various locations. Along with its historic points of interest, breath taking views and endless areas to be explored, only accessible by the water, it's no surprise Jurassic Coast is such a loved area to paddle.
Tez Plavenieks, one of the faces behind Sitons, said; "The polled results make for interesting reading. The obligatory far-flung locations do indeed make the cut but it seems many still prefer the idea of paddling closer to home.
"The demand for siton top kayaks has grown over the last few years, because launching yourself down rocky waterfalls isn't for everyone. With a siton, anyone can learn the basics of kayaking and have fun in the water within minutes without the need for having to be 'extreme'. They're also safer than closed cockpit models if you capsize and durable to boot.
"Watersports have always played a big part in boosting UK tourism, especially in coastal areas through the summer. With events like Paddle Round The Pier in Brighton growing every year, it's evident that more and more people are looking to the water to have some fun."
Other findings from the survey revealed that the top 3 dream kayak regions are Alaska (USA), The Rockies (Canada) and Abel Tasman National Park (NZ) with both Scotland and Wales also making the top 10.
For the full survey information and findings, visit http://www.sitons.com/articles/dream-kayak-locations-uk/
Check out Sitons' Jurassic Coast spot guide at http://www.sitons.com/kayaklocation/jurassic-coast/
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