Stand Up Paddleboarding in the UK

Published on: 07/07/19

A decade ago, few Brits had heard of Stand-Up Paddleboarding, let alone given it a go themselves. Today, ‘SUPing’ is one of the UK's fastest growing watersports, with hire centres, tuition and guided SUP tours offered up and down the country. SUP session can be anything you make of it. It can be a fun way to let loose with friends, or it could be a solo paddle to relax the mind and forget the problems you have on land.

Here’s a good reason why you should try SUP:

It's really relaxing | Great exercise | Cheap | Fun | You'll look like a celeb | Someone will fall in (comically). Spend quality time in the outdoors with friends and family exploring! We’ve searched out 5 awesome outings to start your SUP adventure

Adventure Rutland, Cambridgeshire

Adventure Rutland offers Stand Up Paddleboarding from Yarwell Mill Country Park to Nene Valley Railway with an instructor. Once docked at Wansford station, you will travel back on a train to Yarwell station in time for lunch at Riverside Cafe Yarwell. The train fee is included in the price! A four-mile journey surrounded by wildlife and steeped in history. A fantastic day out for all the family. As well as offering Stand Up Paddleboarding at Adventure Rutland, they can also offer you Archery, Orienteering and Watersports

Central SUP, Tamworth

Central SUP has amazing opportunities for families and corporate team-building days out! Head to the Midlands, where you can spend the day participating in their SUP activities including relay racing, tandem board challenges, board balance challenge as well as SUP jousting. Perfect to get that competitive spirit going! Get in touch with Central SUP

Lake District Paddle Boarding

We can’t talk about Paddle Boarding without mentioning the stunning Lake District. Perhaps the pinnacle of beautiful lakes, this is where you want to have an adventure!

Lake District Paddle Boarding is Cumbria’s ONLY dedicated SUP provider! Offering sessions on iconic lakes such as Derwentwater nr Keswick, Windermere at Waterhead, Ambleside and Coniston Water to name but a few. With over 14 years’ of SUP experience under their belts, you’re in good hands with the Lake District Paddle Boarding guys.

Shire Canoes, Shropshire

Nestled in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Shire Canoes are absolute experts at all activities that are water-based!

Whilst you’re having a giggle with like-minded folk, participating in silly challenges, why not throw the addition of MEGA SUP into the mix - this 8 person paddleboard may be the strangest thing you have ever seen, but it’s definitely a bucket list experience!!

Bantham Surfing Academy, South Devon

Another holiday hotspot, why not try your hand at SUP if you happen to be on holiday here? This Surfing Academy boasts some of the most idyllic spots around Burgh Island and the River Avon. Bantham Surfing Academy is based at the unspoilt Bantham Beach, no time is lost travelling to the beach as it’s right on their doorstep! You can even add in some snorkelling to your SUP Devon adventure to really make an unforgettable day out.

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