Now for a little bit of fun where you get to chill out on the river. Rather than a stand up paddle board you’ll be sitting in an inflatable river-tube. You will learn that unlike a paddle board these are a whole different craft with totally different paddle techniques. Once you’ve learned the basics though you’ll soon be able to control it and navigate the river.
Starting from Eccleston Ferry, we’ll walk south, following a public right of way until we get to out launch spot. Here I will go over how to control your river-tube. Then we’ll hop on to the water and drift with the flow back to where we started. Depending on how fast the river is flowing and how quick we get back we’ll even try and get another go in.
Photos will be taken throughout the lesson for you to share your new river-tube skills with friends and family.
Sessions are weather dependent but do still happen if there is rain. They will be rescheduled if necessary due to heavy rain and high winds.
This is an open group session which means you may be booked in with other paddlers.
Each session is:
£15.00 per person for 2-4 people in a group. A minimum of two people is required for this activity to go ahead however slots can be purchased individually..
Buoyancy aid, mandatory.
You have taken part in my introduction to SUP session and so are familiar with the river.
You can swim at least 50 meters.
Minimum age is 16 years old (16-17 year olds must be accompanied on the water by a parent or legal guardian).
We will be launching from Eccleston Ferry which is next to the Eaton estate.
Please arrive about 20 minutes before the lesson so we can get you signed in.
Parking is free but can be busy at weekends/bank holidays.
The address is:
Eccleston Ferry parking
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What to bring.
Gym type clothing, synthetic leggings, shorts, top, etc as these will dry quicker if you end up in the water.
Old trainers you don’t mind getting wet or wet-suit shoes/boots.
Bottle of water (no single use plastics please).
Change of warm clothes for after the paddle as you will get wet.