How to identify the Summer Birds on the Boyne

  • June 2020
  • Posted By BVA
This time last year I did a kayaking trip with Boyne Valley Activities to celebrate my (50+) birthday. I had said to my wife that I would love a trip along the river to take in the birdlife and she booked the trip as a surprise present. It didn’t disappoint, from the start, even in

The Great Salmon Smolt Run

  • May 2020
  • Posted By BVA
If you are walking along the river in our latest sunny weather, keep an eye out for silver flashes in the water. What you could be witnessing are one of the most amazing natural phenomenon of the world – the Great Salmon Smolt Run. These are juvenile salmon that undergo incredible changes before they leave the

10 facts about Otters in the Boyne Valley

  • April 2017
  • Posted By BVA
Being on the river every day we are the lucky ones who get to see otters in the Boyne Valley. Besides being graceful and playful creatures, they are also ecological early warning signals for river systems. They are extremely sensitive and cannot cope with pollution. This makes them Mother Nature’s blue flags. Normally elusive, we

Biodiversity for Kids

  • January 2015
  • Posted By BVA
Biodiversity for Kids From September through to May this season, Boyne Valley Activities have found themselves spending as much time in the classroom as on the water!  What started as a casual conversation about biodiversity for kids with a local teacher from St Marys School in Trim, has turned into a full River Biodiversity for

Ecotourism in the Boyne Valley

  • February 2014
  • Posted By admin
When Ecotourism Ireland invited us along to join the new ecotourism network in Meath, we were curious but we weren’t really sure what ecotourism had to do with us. All we want to do is get out and about and have fun. But we went along for the tea and to meet the rest of