We really are fortunate here; the River Avon is a slow, winding, dreamy escape of a river that meanders away from roads, towns and the noise of civilization into a quiet wilderness full of creatures large and small. I regularly see deer swimming in the river during the Summer and Red Kites are starting to shadow us as we paddle along too!
Spring 2022 update: We saw our first Martins of the season just the other day, buzzing around the river and catching the early insects. The birds are working hard nesting, feeding and (most importantly) flirting. Curious spring lambs like to watch us paddle by (yes, we are now experts at helping them back onto dry land if they take a tumble!). The blossom looks stunning, especially framed by Bredon Hill and the early morning mist on the river and there are exciting signs of regenerating life everywhere; we love spring!
This is more than just your average 'learn to SUP' session, this is a complete experience giving you the skills to escape into nature safely on a paddleboard so you can explore these natural spaces from the unique perspective of walking on water! WAY more than just a SUP adventure this comprehensive beginner's paddle lesson and SUP safari experience is all about skills, safety, confidence and tranquillity!
Every ticket sold (including gift vouchers), contributes towards our local Kemerton Conservation Trust donation; the custodians of our beautiful local landscape and its wildlife. Together we will stand up for nature. Together we will stand up for nature.
Absolute beginners or intermediates looking for a refresher and an adventure., You'll learn how to stand up paddleboard followed by a peaceful tour of the beautiful river Avon to enjoy the tranquillity and local wildlife (kingfishers, deer, herons, wagtails, skylarks, swallows, Canada Geese, swans, buzzards, Red Kites, otters and even rare curlews at moment!).
Activity duration: approximately 2.5hrs.
Trip location: Arden Sailing Club to Nafford Lock via Eckington Bridge
Ages 12+ (under 18s with a guardian).
All participants must be able to swim 50m.
Cost: £60 per person (Min booking of 2) | £220 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children under 18)
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