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Sudbury River Stour Explore Blue

sup - Up to 10 people



Difficulty level: Blue

This is an approx 12km paddle on non-tidal water. It is a rural ONE WAY PADDLE DOWNSTREAM that you must be able to complete. Prior to this event you must pair up with a buddy and make your own arrangements to have your cars at the start point and end point.

Start point: The Granary, Quay Lane, Sudbury C010 2AN.

Parking is free with no height restriction.

Then we will paddle from The Granary past the beautiful Sudbury water-meadows, then portage through the lock ready for a gentle winding river paddle to the Henny Swan. Continue with another 2+ hours paddling and portaging past 3 more weirs, to then arrive at Bures Recreation Ground, to eat your picnic lunch (please bring and carry your own food and drink).

End point: Bures Recreation Ground, Nayland Road, Bures St Mary, CO8 5BX. Parking is free with no height restriction.

Then you and your buddy will shuttle yourselves back to the Granary in Sudbury. Please not that we cannot provide transport.

To access this river you must either be a British Canoeing Member or buy a weekly licence (sadly they don't issue day licences) from the River Stour Trust to paddle on this beautiful river. You can do this in advance online or on the day at the Granary.

If you are using a Frangipani SUP board you do not need to worry about this.

For the HUB member discounted price or for a discount for bringing and using your own SUP board, please select the appropriate 'added extra' discount when you check-out.

What to bring

Please bring with you a small dry bag. You will need to carry water, spare waterproof clothing, a packed lunch (or have it at the end point in a car) energy snacks, car keys, any medications you may need and a phone in a waterproof pouch. If its sunny please bring an old baseball hat and sun-cream. Paddling footwear must be worn as we will be portaging and walking during this explore.


You must be able to swim 25m clothed and comply with our colour codes for SUP Riders explores at


Please meet at The Granary, Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 2AN at the free carpark and be ready to launch at 9am. There is a cafe at the Granary where you can buy tea and coffee. Before launching you will need to buy a river licence either on-line or in the Granary. This only applies if you are using your own board and are not a member of British Canoeing. Thanks.


If you need to cancel and want a refund, please do so within 48 hours of the start time of your booking.

Although we hope you don't need to cancel your booking, you can do so at any time up to 48 hours prior the start time of the booked SUP activity and receive a full refund. If you cancel within 48 hours of the start time of the booked SUP activity, or you are very late for or do not attend the booked SUP activity (i.e. a ‘no-show’) you will not receive a refund. Thanks for your understanding.

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The Granary, Quay Lane, Sudbury. Suffolk. CO10 2AN

Frangipani SUP
£45 for adults
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