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AS Watersports @ The River Dart.

AS Watersports are back at the South West Paddling hub of the River Dart Country Park, just a 5 minute drive from the World Famous River Dart!

The shop is a satellite shop to our main branch in Exeter and is being run in conjunction with the RDCP. During the many events at the Country park (such as the Gene 17 Adventure Paddlers weekend in December) the shop will be staffed by Exeter main branch staff. At other times the shop will be staffed by the River Dart Country Park.


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The AS Watersports River Dart Kayak Shop is located next to the main bar and dining hall - The Old Sawmill. The RDCP climbing wall is located just by our back door, so don't forget to bring your boots as well!

The River Dart is one of the most popular white water rivers in the UK seeing literally hundreds of paddlers most weekends, but don't be put off by the numbers, there's a great social scene as well and always a new line to be found on the river.

The River Dart Country Park is a great facility for paddlers coming to the area or even those living near by. The shop is well stocked with all the essentials you might need with all the newest gear along side special offers and clearance items. You never know when you might just need that bargain helmet!

We have a good range of DEMO boats from the big brands such as Dagger, Pyranha and Wavesport on site all the time. Other demo boats can be arranged by calling the Exeter branch.

We can also arrange for items bought online @ aswatersports.co.uk to be delivered to the River Dart shop for collection.

Demo Boats @ the River Dart

Receive a £15.00 voucher towards a boat purchased at AS Watersports every time you hire a demo boat at the River Dart.

The charge is £25 and the boat can be taken from when the shop is open to its close. A £15 voucher will be given to you towards a kayak bought from AS Watersports. You will be given the voucher with your receipt. It is your responsibility to keep hold of the voucher and receipt. The voucher will not be valid with out it.

To take away one of our demo boats you must have a valid credit card. A debit card is not acceptable.

All demo boats will be provided with air bags and a spray deck to fit the boat. The spray decks are of a medium/large size waist. We can not offer any other sizes. You are welcome to use your own.

Permenant Demo fleet:

Pyranha Shiva Medium

Pyranha Burn Medium

Pyranha Nano s/m

Dagger Mamba 7.6 Creek seat

Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creek seat

Dagger Mamba 8.6 Creek seat.

Wavesport Recon 83 (coming soon, eta Feb 2013)


All demo boats from our Exeter branch are available to demo from the River Dart. Call the shop to arrange.

Brands include:

Big Dog, Prijon, Dagger, Wavesport and Liquid Logic

To book a demo boat ring 01392 219600 Monday-Friday

Top Wave- a playboating wonderland. The first rapid below the get in of the Loop section below Newbridge. At low water a small stopper and wave is great for introducing paddlers to freestyle fun. At medium levels (shown here) its a front surf, spin and blunting launch pad. At high levels all the biggest moves can be done. 3, 2, 1 blast off!

Paddlers Welcome...

We are open again to paddlers for the season

From Friday 5th of October 2012 to Sunday 10th March 2013 the River Dart Country Park and Holne Park House will open to paddlers at weekends for the season

The River Dart Country Park is a great facility for paddlers coming to the area or even those living near by.

Facilities for paddlers include reasonably priced accommodation for visitors in dorms or smaller private rooms, Shuttle bus facilities for residents, great food, a bar, drying rooms and more.

Follow these links to see exactly what the River Dart Country Park can offer you or your organization.

Main Paddlers page: http://www.riverdart.co.uk/Kayakers/kayakers.html


Accommodation: http://www.riverdart.co.uk/Kayakers/accommodation.html

Shuttle Bus:http://www.riverdart.co.uk/Kayakers/river-dart-shuttle-bus.html

Events @ the River Dart Country Park 2012- 2013

There are lots of great events happening at the River Dart this season, some all about boating, some not.


The Big Winter Finale!


An end of season party to celebrate one of the wettest winter seasons ever.
Come and join us for a fun filled fund raising event of paddling and entertainment.

A prize draw with some fantastic prizes will raise essential funds for two organisations that are of great use to paddlers and other outdoor enthusiasts in the South West.

Dartmoor Rescue and the Devon Air Ambulance both have high operating costs and have both been involved with situations involving paddlers over the years.
So come and show your support by entering the raffle, get involved with some fun events and having a blast with your friends at the end of season party.

Prize draw:
1st Prize, Pyranha Burn Kayak
2nd Prize, Palm Spark Immersion suit
and lots more to be won.

On the day:

Boater cross race! Prizes to be won.

Head to head racing over a short white water course. Fast furious and fun.

4 person head to head races down the "Anvi" and "School Rapids" with moves to make before sprinting to the finish line at the get out.

FREE ENTRY, Open to all over 16.
Free parking from 3pm if you enter the Boater cross.
Heats start at 3pm, finals 4.45pm.
All details will be on site at the AS Dart Shop during the day.

Inflatable assault course races.

Come and race against your friends (or enemies) on the massive 45ft long inflatable assault course.This will be available all day for practise with races in the evening.

Demo Boat sale.

AS Watersports will be selling off any remaining demo boats from the winter season.
A full list will be available on this page nearer the date.


Party into the night with a band and DJ's. Top local band that will light up the dance floor with their fun floor filling set. If that's not enough for you continue late into the night with more dance floor magic from DJ's that have played locally and internationally.

Other info:

Food and drink deals will be available all day.
FREE Parking after 5pm (from 3pm if registered for the Boater Cross)
FREE Shuttle bus to New Bridge for residents and those with paid parking at the River Dart Country Park.
Accommodation available.

For any other information contact AS Watersports, Exeter on 01392 219600 or email: sales@aswatersports.co.uk

Facebook Event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/556881287657738/


Tickets are available from these outlets

Raffle ticket purchase online Here.

River Dart Country Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7NP, 01364 652511




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