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Shepperton to Hampton Court: Self-Guided

Surrey
sup - Up to 8 people

Description

  1. Use Active360 Richmond's boards for your own adventure down the Thames
  2. Paddleboard 6 miles from Shepperton Lock, to Hampton Court
  3. We provide all kit and safety equipment
  4. Safety briefing and check from Active360 Richmond coach before you paddle
  5. Meet us at the finish to drop off all equipment
  6. Only open to those who have paddled with Active360 on the Thames before


Cancellation and Bad Weather

Occasionally, due to bad weather (high winds or poor visibility), instructor availability or low booking numbers, we may need to cancel your paddleboard session.On these occasions we will attempt to reschedule your lesson, and if this is not an option, we will offer you a credit voucher or full refund. We will always endeavour to contact you as soon as we are able to discuss the options with you.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your session, you will need to give us a minimum of 48 hours notice. Please email us on [email protected] or call us on 0203 488 1785.

What to bring

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

We recommend bringing an old pair shoes for entering and exiting the water, but it is OK to paddle barefoot once you are up and running.

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

You may also want to bring a small dry bag for spare waterproof/warm clothing, money, any medications you may need and your phone in a waterproof pouch. If you are worried about losing sunglasses please use a sunglasses strap!

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

You must have paddled with Active360 on the Thames before.

You must be able to demonstrate an awareness of how to self-rescue should you fall off of your board.

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

A certain level of flexibility and ability to get up to standing from kneeling is required for learning to paddleboard.

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

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 that we do not have shower facilities at Richmond.

We do take people with physical and mental disabilities out on the water, however please contact us before booking as you may need a private session to ensure that you receive the coach's full attention.

Itinerary

  1. Meet at the designated start point 15 minutes before you are due to paddle
  2. Briefing and kit check from Active360 Richmond coach
  3. Make your way down river to Hampton Court
  4. Pass Walton Bridge, Sunbury Lock, Hurst Park, Garrick's Temple, and Molesey Lock on your way.

About this business

Where we'll meet

£35 for adults

Sat, 18th Apr
10:00 - 13:00 · 8 spaces left
Sat, 2nd May
10:00 - 13:00 · 8 spaces left
Sat, 16th May
10:00 - 13:00 · 8 spaces left


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