2.5 hour Self Guided Canoe Adventure

  • canoeing

  • 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Up to 14 people
  • house-outline

    Back of Beyond Adventures

  • pin

    Greater London, GB

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  • Description

    Our 2.5 hour Self Guided Canoe Adventures, for 2 people in each boat, 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.

    'Add on' a third seat if you want to bring a child (under 12 years old) in the same canoe.


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

    1. be able to swim 50 metres.
    2. be able to paddle independently.
    3. be accompanied by an adult if under 18 years of age.*
    4. wear their buoyancy aid at all times whilst on the water.

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

    What to bring

    For all of our canoe 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 old trainers.

    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, with 2 people in each canoes, 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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