Ripon To York Overnight Expedition 2024

  • paddleboarding

  • 1 night

  • Up to 10 people
  • house-outline

    SUP Active Yorkshire

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    North Yorkshire, GB

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    This is a 1 night, overnight activity

  • ticket-price
    / adult
  • user-group

    Group discount available

  • Description

    We will meet at Ripon Marina Carpark. Here you will be given a safety brief and provided with the equipment listed below. Where our paddle begins. The trip will be approx 48km in length and will take 2 days to paddle. Cars will be left at Ripon and you will be transported back from York.

    We are more than happy to help you prepare for this great paddle paddle if you are not sure what ability you need to be at please see below. Get in touch to see what we can do to support your preparation before the paddle.

    To come on this trip you must

    1. Have paddling experience (e.g. have completed an intro to SUP session).
    2. Be able to self-rescue (get back on the board in deep water unassisted).
    3. Be able to swim and confident in the water. 
    4. Have the flexibility to get from kneeling to standing.
    5. Have the ability to paddle a minimum of 20km ( we have training paddles that you can join before expeditions )

    Day 1 meet 9am at Ripon Canal

    The SUP adventure starts on the picturesque canal in Ripon. A few kilometers into our paddle, after passing through a couple of locks, we will take a break at the beautifully kept Oxclose Lock. Snacks eaten and batteries charged, it's onto the meandering river Ure. You will find yourself gently gliding down the wide, slow-moving river with the sounds of the water and birds to keep you company. Look out for riverside wildlife such as kingfishers, herons, and lots more. Soon we will pass the grand gardens of Newby Hall and shortly after arriving at Westwick Lock for lunch. The river journey then continues all the way down to the pretty town of Boroughbridge we can stop if needed to use toilets at marina.We then have another few hours paddle passing Aldwark brideg to get to Linton Ouse lock where we will set up camp and enjoy an evening beside the river at the local pub enjoying a nice meal.

    Day 2 Paddle to York

    After a breakfast roll and hot brew at the onsite pub we take down the tents and load or SUP's ready for our paddle to York, A slightly shorter day where we start to see the river get a bit more busy with cruise boats and barges. Finally we will start to paddle through the city of York where we will be transported back to Ripon, But not before a celebratory drink to finish the epic trip

    We Supply: (can be picked up before day to pack)

    1. Long john wetsuit and wetsuit top(Shorts/(Own Leggings and tshirt if warm weather)
    2. Quality paddle Jacket
    3. Buoyancy Aid
    4. Waist leash, paddle, and SUP Board
    5. personal possessions and spare kit
    6. 20 litre water proof day bag
    7. 50 litre Water Proof bag exped kit
    8. Tent ( 2/3 person can be shared between 2 paddlers)
    9. Sleeping Matt


    1. Footwear: trainers or wetsuit boots/shoes
    2. Base Layer top/ WickT-shirt
    3. Mid-weight fleece
    4. Leggings or shorts
    5. Spare clothing in case you get wet
    6. Small travel Towel
    7. Drink, 1 liter water( NO alcohol)
    8. Packed lunch and snacks 2 days
    9. Personal Medication: any prescription medicines you need such as inhaler
    10. Very Small wash kit/suncream
    11. Sleeping bag
    12. Sun glasses/ hat

    A minimum of 4 people will need to have booked onto the trip for it to go ahead, this will be confirmed ahead of time.

    If this trip is booked as a group it can be made bespoke.

    Please get in touch to find out more about shorter trip options.

    Price includes:

    Campsite fees

    Pub evening meal


    Tents and all kit listed

    Discount will be given depending on size of group.

    What to bring
    1. Footwear: trainers or wetsuit boots
    2. Base Layer top/ T-shirt
    3. Mid-weight fleece
    4. Leggings or shorts
    5. Spare clothing in case you get wet
    6. Towel
    7. Drink, 1 liter (NO alcohol)
    8. Personal Medication: any prescription medicines you need such as inhaler
    9. Sunglasses and Hat


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