2.5 hour Self Guided SUP Adventure

  • paddleboarding

  • 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Up to 24 people
  • house-outline

    Back of Beyond Adventures

  • pin

    Greater London, GB

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    / adult
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    / child
  • Description

    Our 2.5 hour Self Guided SUP Adventures are probably the most popular option that we offer.

    The session starts with a briefing and introduction to paddling before taking to the water for your journey into the Back of Beyond...

    1. Paddle the water between Richmond Bridge and Teddington Lock.
    2. Explore the islands and riverside jungle as you go.
    3. Stop for a riverside picnic and swim.
    4. Visit a riverside cafe or pub.

    Anyone taking to the River on a Self Guided SUP Adventure must:

    1. be able to swim 50 metres..
    2. be able to paddle their own stand up paddleboard (SUP), without assistance.
    3. be accompanied at all times when on the water by an adult if under 18 years.*
    4. wear their buoyancy aid at all times whilst on the water.

    You will start the session paddling on your knees before transitioning to standing, therefore a degree of flexibility is needed to do this.

    *The adult to child ratio on the water is 1 adult to 2 children.

    What to bring

    For all of our SUP adventures we recommend that you wear shorts, running tights, or similar, and wear a t-shirt with additional layers appropriate for the day. You also need footwear to paddle with, for example flip flops or sandals.

    Many people choose to pack their favourite food and drink for a riverside picnic or, if you're planning on stopping at a riverside pub, remember a bank card or similar.


    You’ll receive a (re)introduction to paddling, along with some guidance on where to paddle, and we’ll provide you with a dry bag that you can use to take a towel, food, phone and wallet with you.

    Paddling towards Twickenham, you’ll get to explore the islands and backwaters of the Thames, before mooring up to pause for a pint at one of the paddle friendly, riverside pubs along the way. You’ll have time for a quick drink before returning to the river to paddle back to Petersham Meadows and River Lane.

    Once back, you’ll return your dry bags, buoyancy aids, paddles and craft, before heading to Petersham Meadows for a lunchtime picnic or to Petersham Nurseries for some afternoon tea!


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