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2 Day Upper Thames SUP Tour

Oxfordshire

This trip is designed as a great introduction to multiday touring, A sheltered water environment, but with distances to push your limits and a feeling of remoteness, along with camping, campfires and composting toilets, in case you're not quite ready to 'go' in the wild yet.


We will meet up at the beautiful Barefoot Campsite on the banks of the Thames on Friday evening and set up camp. Dinner is served and we will settle in around the campfire for the evening.


Early on Saturday morning, we will shuttle upriver to our launch point at Radcot bridge and slowly wind our way back down the river through the Oxfordshire countryside, and the remotest parts of the mighty Thames. Paddling through miles of green fields intersected by the Willow-fringed banks of the river. Look out for Otters and Kingfishers along the way.


The absence of towns and villages gives a sense of peace and tranquillity to this part of the river, only punctuated by the bustle of the many Locks that need to be portaged along the route.


By the end of the first day, you will be happy to arrive back at Barefoot campsite with your tent already erected and waiting. Relax and chill out while we cook your evening meal and relax around the campfire.


The next day we will wake and break camp. There will be a bit of shuttling of cars to be done before our last day on the river. There is less distance to cover on the second day, so departure will be a bit more relaxed to allow for this.


We want you to paddle efficiently and safely on your trips, not just when you are with us. On this trip, you can just paddle and enjoy the view, or take advantage of Phil's years of paddling and water time to learn more about equipment and technique. You will learn about hazards in the river environment and how to mitigate them so you can plan your trips safely and enhance your enjoyment of SUP.


We provide 11'6 and 12'6 inflatable touring boards, leashes, paddles and buoyancy aids. All you have to bring are the items on the kit list, a sense of adventure and a smile.


Discounts available for a group booking of 5.


Please note that the pricing on this trip includes two evening meals and two nights camping. due to the layout of the campsite only small tents are permitted on this trip. 2-4 man max and with a sleeping area bigger than the living area.


Please message if you have any dietary requirements and we will try to accommodate.

What to bring

  1. Small one or two man tent. (if its too big to hike with, then its too big for this trip)
  2. Sleeping bag and matt.
  3. Something to sit on around the fire.
  4. Mug, Plate, Bowl and cutlery.
  5. Dry bag with space for food and spare clothes,
  6. Drinks containers capable of carrying 2L of water.
  7. Food to eat while paddling. (there are no fridges or electric at Barefoot so bring food that doesn't need to be refrigerated)
  8. Paddling clothes. (We don't advise wearing wetsuits for this trip, light wicking top and shorts or leggings, waterproof top and bottoms, warm quick drying layer)
  9. Footwear. water shoes or wetsuit shoes.




Requirements

We will be paddling up to 40km over two days on this trip. and be paddling for around 5 hours each day.


Paddlers booking onto this trip should have already had a beginner lesson, and be able to paddle none stop for at least an hour. You should be stable and able to paddle without falling in.


This is not a trip for beginners, but we don't expect you to be perfect, we can work on paddle stroke efficiency and technique along the way.


Please consider booking onto one of our Foundation SUP'er or 1-2-1 sessions if you've never paddled before.


If you still aren't sure if this trip is right for you, why not book onto our river Arun SUP adventure to find out if you can do the distance.


If you've paddled with us before we will know if you're ready, so if in doubt get in touch.







Itinerary

Friday

  1. Arrive at Barfoot Campsite after 14:00
  2. 19:00 Dinner
  3. 20:00 Campfire and chat.


Saturday

  1. 08:00 Breakfast
  2. 09:00 Leave Barefoot
  3. 10:00 Depart start point
  4. 16:00 Arrive back at Barefoot
  5. 17:00 Shuttle to collect vehicles
  6. 19:00 Dinner and campfire


Sunday

  1. 08:30 Breakfast
  2. 09:00 vehicle shuttle
  3. 09:00 Break camp
  4. 10:00 Depart Barefoot
  5. 16:00 Arrive exit point
  6. 17:00 Return to Barefoot and depart.



£250 per person

Fri 17th - Sun 19th Jun
14:00 - 17:00 every day · 5 spaces left
Fri 22nd - Sun 24th Jul
14:00 - 17:00 every day · 5 spaces left

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In case you need to cancel the activity, then the following charges apply:


Multiday sessions (trips and tours including an overnight stay)

42-21 Days before the activity date 50% of the total activity fee

20-0 Days before the activity date 100% of the activity fee


Day sessions (Sessions completed within a single calendar day)

14-8 Days before the activity date 50% of the total activity fee

7-0 Days before the activity date 100% of the activity fee



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