Tailor-made for beginners, this is an excellent introductory session to give you a taster into the fantastic world of SUP in the breath-taking Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Region: Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Trip Type: Watersports
Max Group Size: 14
Grading: Easy to Moderate
Meet your guide at 08:00 am Bristol Temple Meads train station, BS1 6QF.
Start your day in the breath-taking Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty enjoying one of the fastest growing water sports out there – Stand-up Paddleboarding!
Tailor-made for beginners, this is an excellent introductory session to give you a taster into the fantastic world of SUP in the stunning surroundings of the Forest of Dean.
With guidance from an experienced instructor, spend the morning perfecting your basic paddling techniques. You’ll learn how to mount and dismount your board safely, paddle, perform turns and develop your balance.
Use your new SUPing skills to discover the beauty of this special place and develop your abilities on calm waters surrounded by woodland – an ideal location to build your confidence and enhance your technique.
Wind-down from your morning adventure with a scenic picnic lunch by the lake, before journeying on to see the famous Forest of Dean Sculpture trail!
Explore the timeless beauty of this ancient woodland and experience the unique collection of contemporary sculpture, developed in the heart of the forest by some of the world’s leading artists.
As dusk begins to fall, there’s time for a final stop at the legendary Symonds Yat Rock cliff top, for one of the most iconic views across the Wye Valley.
See the glorious views from the summit overlooking the spectacular gorge, and enjoy a tipple (or two!) as you watch the beautiful meandering waterways of the River Wye coiling through the valley in this peaceful and tranquil setting as the sun begins to set.
Capturing your final photos, it’s time to bid goodbye to the rolling hills and head back to the drop-off at 18:30 pm at Bristol Temple Meads train station, BS1 6QF.
Walk details: 7.2 km / 4.5 miles | Total ascent 100 m | approx. 2.5 hours
Terrain: An easy to moderate route, on woodland trails and through forested areas. Largely obstacle free (no steps or stiles, but possibly some gates) with some slopes and uneven terrain.
You’ll need to bring: