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Hampton Court to Richmond Expedition

Surrey
sup - Up to 6 people

Description

On this one way adventure, you will be paddling on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames, initially upstream to Molesey Lock in order to get the best view of Hampton Court Palace, and after that downstream towards Thames Ditton, Surbiton, Kingston, Teddington and then on to Richmond.

Children may go on this trip but please call Active360 Richmond on 0203 488 1785 to discuss before booking

We will meet you at Ditton Beach (equidistant from Hampton Court or Thames Ditton railway stations). After a safety briefing we will start on our one-way trip to Richmond. This is a fantastic point-to-point trip passing through town and countryside, and will include a stop for a coffee and/or a bite to eat.

Note that this trip is currently only open to those who have paddled with Active360 on the Thames previously, and is not suitable for Beginners.

Can I bring my dog?

No, these sessions are for humans only. If you'd like to paddleboard with your dog, book one of our Doggy Paddle sessions here: https://eola.co/w/477/activities/doggy-paddle

Covid-safety?

These sessions are designed to comply with Covid regulations and allow everyone to keep at least 2m apart from each other at all times. Note that all equipment is disinfected between sessions.

Cancellation and Bad Weather

Book with confidence - we offer a 100% money back guarantee in the event that the session cannot run due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please see our Cancellation Policy for details on cancelling or rescheduling your session for other reasons.


We don't cancel sessions due to rain - in fact it's lovely on the river in the rain! However, very occasionally, due to extreme weather (high winds, lightning or poor visibility), we may need to cancel your paddleboard session. On these occasions we will contact you and attempt to reschedule your lesson, and if this is not an option, we will offer you a credit voucher or full refund. If you don't hear from us, the session is going ahead!

What to bring

Please arrive ready to go - there are no toilets, changing or storage facilities at our launch point at Dittons Beach. As this is a one-way trip , it is advisable to bring a dry-bag that you can keep your belongings in for the trip. We will have one or two spare drybags available. We recommend a spare waterproof/warm clothing, money, any medications you may need and your phone in a waterproof pouch.

No specialist clothing is required, but no jeans or cotton please, as cotton gets very cold when wet. In warm weather, swimwear or ordinary quick drying gym gear will be fine (shorts/leggings/T-shirt/fleece).

In colder weather (November - March), wearing a wetsuit would be advisable. We have wetsuits available if requested in advance, or bring your own.

Please bring some water shoes, or old sandals, flip flops or trainers that you don't mind getting wet to take with you and to wear when we stop during the session.

If it’s sunny please bring an old baseball hat and sun cream.

You will be using our paddleboard and paddle.

If you are worried about losing sunglasses please use a sunglasses strap, or buy one from us for £5.

Buoyancy aids are provided and are compulsory on all Active360 sessions. Waist leashes are only used by coaches and very experienced paddlers. Ankle and knee leashes are not permitted on any of our sessions.




Requirements

Please do not attend the session if you, or anyone you have been in contact with, are showing any symptoms of Covid-19.

We will also need to know of any recent injuries prior to the session.

You do not need to be a proficient swimmer, but should be comfortable with falling into water while wearing a buoyancy aid.

You will need to shower / wash thoroughly after the session if you have fallen in or been splashed, and need to ensure that any open cuts are covered. Note however that we do not have shower facilities at Richmond.


Itinerary

Your session will start with a safety briefing on the riverbank. This typically takes 10-15 minutes depending on group size.

We will then head out onto the river, firstly upstream to Molesey Lock in order to get the best view of Hampton Court Palace, and after that we turn downstream towards Thames Ditton, Surbiton, Kingston, Teddington and then on to Richmond.

*The exact length of time taken to reach Richmond will depend on the river and wind conditions on the day.



Cancellations

Our refund / cancellation policy

You will be entitled to a refund under the following circumstances:

  1. If your booking is cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time you will be entitled to a full refund. You may reschedule your booking at no cost.
  2. If your booking is cancelled between 5 days and 48 hours prior to the activity start time you will be entitled to a refund less a 25% admin fee, or you may reschedule your booking at no cost.
  3. If you cancel your booking between 24 hours a 48 hours prior to the activity start time you will not be entitled to a refund, and we charge a 25% admin fee for rescheduling your booking.
  4. If you cancel your booking less than 24 hours prior to the activity start time you will not be entitled to a refund, and you will not be able to reschedule your booking.
  5. If we cancel your booking at any time, you will be entitled to a full refund.


Note that if the conditions on the day aren’t ideal, but the activity still takes place, you will not be eligible for a refund. We never cancel for rain, so if wet weather is likely please bring a waterproof jacket. If really extreme weather is forecast we will contact you to rearrange your session or refund you. If you don't hear from us, the session is going ahead!


If you are diagnosed with Covid-19, or advised by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate, please advise us as soon as possible. Our normal cancellation terms and timings will still apply. If you only advise us within 24 hours of your booking we will only consider rescheduling your session if you can provide adequate proof that you have been asked to isolate or have had a positive Covid test. Our 25% admin fee will still apply in this case. Apologies if this sounds harsh, but we are a small business and still have to pay our staff if you cancel at the last moment.


To cancel or reschedule please email us on info@active360richmond.co.uk or call us on 0203 488 1785.






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Where we'll meet

We'll meet you at Ditton's Beach, Aragon Avenue. Set your SatNav for KT70PX. There is free parking on the residential streets around the start point. The nearest train station is Thames Ditton. Head down Speer Road, over a mini-roundabout and on to Aragon Avenue, it's a 7 minute walk!

RICHMOND Active360 Stand Up Paddleboarding
£74 per adult
£60 per child

Sat, 3rd Sep
11:30 - 15:00 · 6 spaces left

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