Odiham Castle Day Trip

  • paddleboarding

  • 4 hrs

  • Up to 15 people
  • house-outline

    Paddle SUP Company Ltd

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    Odiham, GB

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  • Description

    We're paddling to Odiham Castle and we'd love for you to join. This is an unforgettable experience as you paddle through history. This ruined castle situated in Hampshire is one of only three fortresses built by King John during his reign. It's said that the site was chosen by King John because it lays halfway between Windsor and Winchester.

    Join the Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) community for a day of paddling, games, skills check, the great outdoors, and picnic-ing. Paddle Up The Paddle SUP Company have joined forces to deliver a one off, SUP adventure day! Providing you with expert coaching along the way, you'll have not one, but three Paddle UK qualified SUP Coaches at your fingertips! No one misses out on friendly guidance and tuition.

    THE ROUTE: Basingstoke Canal | 4 mile paddle

    Take in the beautiful scenery as you pass by open fields, tree lined banks, and hopefully spot Hampshire wildlife such as deer, kingfishers, red kites and heron's. Pass Newlyns Farm, then ride under the limbo bridge to reach the castle. A lunch break is planned here so you can have some refreshments, take pictures of the ruins or just stretch your legs with a walk around our local piece of history.

    Who is this trip for?

    Beginner to intermediate.

    This is a beginner friendly tour starting with an on land briefing, followed by a short refresher lesson to ensure everyone feels comfortable and confident on their board. With easy launching, sheltered waters, and no portaging we should be in for an easy ride.

    Whats included

    ✔️ SUP tour, 4 hours with lovely lunch break at the castle

    ✔️ Totally unique paddle route

    ✔️ Opportunity to become part of the SUP community, large group paddle

    ✔️ Your Basingstoke Canal Day Licence

    ✔️ Photography

    ✔️ Friendly and supportive learning environment

    ✔️ 3 Paddle UK qualified SUP Coaches at your fingertips! No one misses out on expert guidance and tuition

    ✔️ If you would like to borrow our kit, that’s no problem, just select this option when you book and we will provide you with a SUP, paddle, buoyancy aid, dry bag, QR belt

    ✔️Our guided tour will help build your confidence while providing instruction and informal coaching on how to improve strength and stamina, posture, paddle skills and speed

    Not included

    1. Food & drink - don't forget to pack plenty of water and a picnic!


    7 days notice or less: You will not be entitled to a refund. Please carefully read the cancellation policy hereBy booking you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.


    1. Can I come solo? Absolutely, your future friends are waiting for you.
    2. Do I need my own kit? You are welcome to join our SUP river trips with your own paddle board and equipment, or hire ours

    🩹 The quality of our local waterways is something to always be aware of and it’s important to do your own research regarding this. When paddle boarding with us we ask that you cover up any minor cuts and abrasions, and to wash once you are home if you fall/swim in the river, this is to reduce the risk of disease such as weil's disease. Paddle Up strongly recommends not to participate in paddling if I have any open wounds, and instead to reschedule.

    1. Fit for a 4 mile paddle
    2. Can get from kneeling to standing on a paddle board, or happy to kneel for the duration
    3. Ideally have some paddle boarding experience
    4. Can avoid water based obstacles
    5. A confident swimmer, can swim 25 meters unaided
    6. Age requirements? Suitable for ages 14+, however anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied in the session by a parent / legal guardian 21 years and over. No more than 2 under 18’s per guardian.
    7. If you are unsure of the required ability level, please email us to discuss: info@paddleup.co.uk

    What to bring

    What to wear: Weather appropriate clothing for SUP, quick drying active wear / wetsuit & shoes you don't mind getting wet.

    Everyone to bring the following; Plenty of bottled water, sun cream, hat, waterproofs, snacks, change of clothes, towel & any medication eg inhaler.

    If you're providing your own kit please bring the following: SUP, paddle, buoyancy aid / PFD, waist leash, drybag with change of clothes.

    Equipment hire: We have spare kit, if there's something you're missing you can select it as an add on. Please select this in the booking process. Full kit hire is also available as an add on. Please message if unsure.

    1. Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tour with Coaching.
    2. If bringing your own kit please arrive at least 30 min early to give time to set up.

    Meeting Place: Colt Hill Car Park, Colt Hill, Odiham Hook. Drive past the Waterwitch Pub to the end of the road and turn right. The postcode is incompatible with some SatNavs and may take you to the wrong place. We recommend using the address in Google Maps or What 3 Words: Riverboat.Spell.Speeches


    Able to swim 25M

    What to bring

    Quick dry, lightweight comfortable sportswear type clothing.

    Windproof/waterproof layer if weather is not warm/sunny.

    Neoprene Boots/Beach Shoes or soft soled footwear like trainers/plimsoles that you don't mind getting wet.

    Drink/snacks/Picnic for the rest break.

    Towel & a change of clothes in car for afterwards.


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