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EcoTripping Environmental Odysseys by Enthusiastic Amateurs
2019: Shannon 2021: Great Glen 2020: London
River Shannon

The River Shannon trip is where EcoTripping was truly born! In July 2019, Will Bossman, Liam Harrison & Oli Back paddled down the largest river in Ireland. On their way they picked up any plastic they could find and took a water quality sensor along with them. Sponsored by Itiwit and McConks who supplied the crafts, the trio floated from Belcoo to Limerick on this low carbon adventure.



For a detailed overview of the trip you can use the map above to click on the locations on what happened.


Or you can check out our full blog here.


Or there's always Instagram where all the Shannon stories have been pinned.




A huge thanks to our sponsors McConks and Itiwit for supplying the equipment for the trip. Their generosity made the trip possible:



We would also like to thank The Rivers Trust and Palm Equipment foir their support.





The Rivers Trust


Oli's Itiwit Blog


SUP Magazine Feature






With the assistance of the JBT Lab at Kings College we performed some basic water quality monitoring using an Arduino based sensor. We'll be honest some of the data is very dubious and not really usable... However, it has set the ground work for future monitoring missions and improved versions will appear on future trips.


EcoTripping was founded by Will Bossman, Liam Harrison and Oli Back in 2019