A one-way London paddleboard expedition. This SUP from Hampton Court to Richmond expereince follows the Thames past many iconic and historical sites.
On this one way London paddleboard expedition, you will be paddling on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames. Initially upstream to Molesey Lock in order to get the best view of Hampton Court Palace, and after that downstream towards Thames Ditton, Surbiton, Kingston, Teddington and then on to Richmond.
Children may go on this trip please get in touch to discuss this.
We will meet for the SUP from Hampton Court to Richmond experience at Ditton Beach (equidistant from Hampton Court or Thames Ditton railway stations). After a safety briefing we will start on our one-way trip to Richmond. This is a fantastic point-to-point trip passing through town and countryside, and will include a stop for a coffee and/or a bite to eat.
Note that this trip is currently only open to those who have paddled with Active360 on the Thames previously, and is not suitable for Beginners.
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.
Your SUP from Hampton Court to Richmond expereince will start with a socially-distanced safety briefing on the riverbank. This typically takes 10-15 minutes depending on group size.
We will then head out onto the river, firstly upstream to Molesey Lock in order to get the best view of Hampton Court Palace, and after that we turn downstream towards Thames Ditton, Surbiton, Kingston, Teddington and then on to Richmond.
Please arrive ready to go - there are no toilets, changing or storage facilities at our launch point at Dittons Beach.
As this is a one-way trip , it is advisable to bring a dry-bag that you can keep your belongings in for the London paddleboard expedition. We will have one or two spare drybags available. We recommend a spare waterproof/warm clothing, money, any medications you may need and your phone in a waterproof pouch.
No specialist clothing is required, but no jeans or cotton please, as cotton gets very cold when wet. In warm weather, swimwear or ordinary quick drying gym gear will be fine (shorts/leggings/T-shirt/fleece).
In colder weather (November - March), wearing a wetsuit would be advisable. We have wetsuits available if requested in advance, or bring your own.
Please bring some water shoes, or old sandals, flip flops or trainers that you don't mind getting wet to take with you and to wear when we stop during the session.
If it’s sunny please bring an old baseball hat and sun cream.
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.
*The exact length of time taken to reach Richmond will depend on the river and wind conditions on the day.