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Three Rivers expedition

Surrey
sup - Up to 5 people

Description

Hack through the jungle on a paddleboard, and discover some secret spots on amazingly tranquil and hidden little rivers.

This paddleboarding trip takes you on the Thames, Mole and Ember rivers, departing from Dittons Beach / Aragon Avenue in Thames Ditton.

Experienced paddlers only, comfortable with scrambling up river banks, through vegetation and up ladders.


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.


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.

What to bring

Machete, saw, bivvy bag, emergency rations...only kidding.

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). In cooler weather, bring an extra layer or two, and a waterproof jacket in case it rains. Please arrive wearing the clothes you intend to paddle in.

We usually paddle barefoot, but please bring some water shoes, or old sandals, flip flops or trainers that you don't mind getting wet as there a few portage points, where we have to carry the boards on land.

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

Also, please bring extra layers, a towel and a change of clothes just in case you take a little dip during the trip.

You may also want to bring a dry bag for spare waterproof/warm clothing, and any medications you may need and your phone in a waterproof pouch. If you are worried about losing sunglasses please use a sunglasses strap! And bring a bottle of water and a snack if you think you may need it.

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

In light of the the current Covid-19 restrictions, we will require you to keep a safe distance from each other and from your coach during both the safety briefing and the on-water 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 be fit and comfortable with scrambling up river banks, through vegetation and up ladders for this trip.

We will also need to know of any recent injuries or medical issues that may affect our paddling, prior to the start of the session.

Finally, 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 there are no shower or toilet facilities at Ditton's Beach or on the trip.


Itinerary

Your session will start with a "socially-distanced" safety briefing on the riverbank.

We will then head out onto the river, upstream towards Hampton Court Bridge before we branch off into the river Mole - where the adventure really starts...

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 48hr 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 less than 48hr prior to the activity start time you will not be entitled to a refund.
  4. 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.

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

If traveling by car, set your navigation system for Aragon Avenue, KT7 0PX. If arriving by public transport the nearest stops are either Thames Ditton or Hampton Court. The R68 bus runs regularly to Hampton Court from Richmond via Teddington

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