Stand Up Paddle Board Ripon to Boroughbridge (Private Booking)

£74.00 6 hours

*Please Note: Minimum/Maximum number of participants may apply to some activities. For short notice availability or if you are unable to select the numbers of places for this event that you require, please call us or get in touch via our Contact page to discuss other alternatives.

Our stand up paddle boarding experience from Ripon to Boroughbridge follows the picturesque River Ure in Yorkshire. The trip is 11km (7 miles) in length and is approximately a 5 hour round trip. This adventure starts at our office in Boroughbridge where you will meet one of our qualified paddle boarding guides. We will get kitted up hear for the day and you will then be transported by minibus or taxi to Ripon where you will be given a safety brief before getting on the SUP’s– now the adventure really begins!

Leaving Ripon, we start the route in the canal which is the most northern point on English canal network and perfect place for you get to grips with your paddle board. After a few kilometres into the journey, we leave the canal and join the River Ure. We then paddle down the river passing Newby Hall before stopping at West Wick Lock for a picnic style lunch (Not provided by Alfresco Adventures). After our bellies are full and energy levels are restored, we continue to paddle downstream to Boroughbridge, this section of the river is where we tend to see most of the wildlife on the trip. Arriving back at Boroughbridge we can share any photos with you that we have taken and if needed we have changing rooms and showers for you to use.

You will be kitted out with:
A wetsuit
A cag (a protective layer helping to keep you dry, trap heat and reduce wind chill)
A paddle
A buoyancy aid
A waterproof bag to keep, spare clothing, keys or valuable items safe

Throughout the river trip our qualified instructor will be on hand to teach you the basic techniques involved in stand up paddle boarding such as paddling, steering and staying in control of your board. This trip is a great day out for families, friends, stag and hen parties and team development days. It is suitable for all abilities from the age of 12 upwards.