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The Self Guided SUP Adventure

sup - Up to 24 people


Don’t squander your summer: the perfect way to spend it is on the water. Hit the Thames on a stand up paddleboarding adventure that will take you along a scenic stretch of the river on the outskirts of London.

Glide towards Twickenham and Teddington and let yourself be enveloped by nature, enjoy conversation with like-minded friends and moor up for a socially distanced BYO pint and some food at the riverside.

Suitable for all abilities, paddlers will enjoy this easy-going stand up paddleboarding adventure.

Pack a picnic, bring a towel, enjoy some socially distant fun in outdoor spaces and make it an adventure to remember!

Please note that all paddlers under 18 years of age must be accompanied on the water with a parent or guardian.

What to bring

You are going to be paddling beautifully stable crafts but due to the nature of the activity, there is a chance that you may get wet.

For advice on what to wear on your adventure click here


You should be confident on and around water, but you do not need to be able to swim.

If you are a weak or non swimmer, please do let your instructor know so that they are aware of it.

You will start the session paddling on your knees before transitioning to standing, therefore, a degree of flexibility is needed to do this.



  1. CAR There is free parking on River Lane but it gets full very quickly especially on sunny weekends. So make sure to give yourself enough time to find parking
  2. BIKE You can lock your bike up along the fence at River Lane
  3. PUBLIC TRANSPORT it s a 20 min walk from Richmond train station, alternatively a bus goes from outside the station to the end of River Lane


Our friendly team will provide you with dry bags, PFDs (buoyancy aids) and your SUP and paddle.


A 2.5 hour Self Guided SUP Adventure between Richmond Bridge and Teddington Lock starting from River Lane.

Enjoy a paddle before mooring up for a BYO pint and picnic.


Full refund if cancelled 15 days or more prior to the activity.

Cancellation and Refunds 

In case you need to cancel the adventure, session or lesson, then following charges apply:

  1. up to 14 days prior to the adventure, session or lesson a full refund is available
  2. 14-8 day(s) prior to the adventure, session or lesson we will refund 50 % of the cost or offer a refund to a voucher valid for 12 months
  3. 7-1 day(s) prior to the adventure, session or lesson we will refund 50 % of the cost or offer a refund to a voucher (less £10 per person) valid for 12 months
  4. there is no refund for a cancellation on the day of your adventure, session or lesson.

Please note that failure to attend the adventure, session or lesson will not be eligible for refund whatsoever. The above charges will apply.

In the case where a refund is made to you by us, the refund may take up to 14 working days to be processed. Refunds will be processed using the same payment method that the original payment was made.

Rescheduling adventures, sessions and lessons

Rescheduling is permitted and, if requested 7 days or less to your adventure, session or lesson, will incur a rescheduling charge of £10 per person

Rescheduling is permitted up until the end of the last working day before your adventure, session or lesson, e.g. 5.00pm on Friday for a Saturday or Sunday booking, and will incur a £10 rescheduling fee per person, per change. Rescheduling fees must be paid immediately upon rescheduling.

  1. We reserve the right to change any part of a published adventure, session or lesson, if this is caused by circumstances beyond our control.
  2. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any adventure, session or lesson and will advise the customer as soon as the change is known.
  3. We will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid changes of this nature.

Any adventures, sessions or lessons which are rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances, (such as, but not limited to, thunderstorms and high winds: instructor or guide sickness; adventure, session or lesson is filled with a low number of paddlers, then, every endeavour will be made to provide a replacement instructor or guide, or to reschedule the adventure, session or lesson and we will offer paddlers as many dates as possible to participate in their session. 

Please note that we will refund onto a voucher, valid for 12 months, in this circumstance.

The location and date of the lesson, trip or session will be advised upon booking. We reserve the right to change the location and will advise the customer as soon as the change is known. We will not be liable for out of pocket expenses due to cancellation or any other changes to venue or session.

Non Attendance

Non-attendance of any adventure, session or lesson, for any reason whatsoever is deemed to be a cancellation with no notice and payment is due in full.

Under 18’s

Under 18’s are not permitted to take a Self Guided Adventure or Session with Back of Beyond Adventures unless a parent or guardian is taking a Self Guided Adventure or Session with them. We reserve the right to request valid photographic proof of identity and age, so please bring this with you otherwise, where requested, you will not be permitted to take your adventure or session without a paying adult present. In this circumstance our cancellation and refund policy fully applies.

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Where we'll meet

Meet at the slipway at the end of River Lane

Back of Beyond Adventures

Group discount available

£60 per adult
£40 per child

Fri, 1st Apr
09:00 - 11:30 · 24 spaces left
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