SUP Adventurer - Ripon to Boroughbridge

  • paddleboarding

  • 6 hrs

  • Up to 8 people
  • house-outline

    River and Dale Adventures

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    North Yorkshire, GB

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  • Description

    Get a taste for gentle moving water on this 6.6-mile journey starting on the Ripon Canal before joining the meandering River Are to Boroughbridge.

    Paddle boarding has a high chance of getting wet by falling in, however our expert coaches and instructors are there to give you the tips, tricks and tools to try standing up safely and maximise the experience and enjoyment. Although called Stand-Up Paddle Boarding or SUP for short, you can paddle these boards laying down, sitting, kneeling or even from a yoga pose if you can manage it, standing up is the not the only way to enjoy the sport.


    Whether beginner or experienced paddler all are welcome on our SUP Adventure Days, from ages of 10* years and up.

    Paddle Boarding is an inclusive sport and we try to be as adaptable as possible with our sessions, no matter your level of proficiency our expert coaches and instructors are on hand to provide the best experience possible.

    The Extra Safety Bit.

    Under 18's:

    1. Must be accompanied on the water by a responsible adult.
    2. Wear a helmet at all times, provided by us.
    3. Are the responsibility of their respective parent/guardian/responsible adult and not River and Dale Adventures.
    4. *Exceptionally small/under 10 years old children are Free and welcome but must be on the same board as their parent/guardian/responsible adult and be able to fit into our smallest buoyancy aid. (Please message us if you plan to bring your little one so we can advise on the size of our buoyancy aids).
    What to bring

    All activity equipment is provided including wetsuits and dry boxes for phones and keys.

    However, if you have your own board, Paddle UK membership and personal paddling equipment you are welcome to bring it along. Use code: OWNBOARD at checkout for a 10% discount.

    Participants should come prepared with:

    1. Clothing you don't mind getting wet. (No Cotton please)
    2. Securely fitting closed toe footwear.
    3. Water and snacks/lunch.
    4. Change of Clothes & Towel/Changing Robe for the end.

    Recommended/Optional items:

    1. Own personal Wetsuit or DrySuit
    2. Waterproof Jacket & Trousers.
    3. Spare warm layers, Hats & Gloves.
    4. Personal Medication (prescribed or otherwise)
    5. Flasks with warm drinks.
    6. Sun Cream (even in winter).
    7. Insulated/reusable Mugs


    At 10am we will meet at Boroughbridge River Parking, the finishing point of our journey. After introductions, getting changed and handing out safety equipment we will jump in our Uber/taxi for the 20 minute trip to Ripon Canal Marina, the official start of our journey, where our boards will be waiting for us.

    (If bringing your own board, we will email you separately with full details and options.)

    Before getting on the water, we will provide a safety brief, basic instruction and plan for the day.

    Our journey will start along the Ripon Canal, a gentle and short waterway with only 3 locks to portage (carry) our boards around.

    At the last lock of the canal, known as Oxclose Lock, we will stop for lunch. This is the last point where there is an official towpath as we will now leave the canal and join the River Ure.

    Following the meandering corners and gentle flow of the river we have one more set of locks to portage as we use Westwick cut to avoid the weir. From here it's a simple journey till we arrive in Boroughbridge, passing the marina on our right and getting out at Milby Cut right next to the car park we met in at the beginning of the day.

    Once all equipment is back and we are dressed and warm we will say our goodbyes and be off on our separate ways.

    We look forward to seeing you on the water very soon and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by:


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