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Richmond SUP Plastic Clean Up

Richmond SUP Plastic Clean Up

£ 29

Richmond, Surrey

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Taster & Beginner & Intermediate
Guides & Tours
Minimum age: 14
Richmond, Surrey
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Firm
Minimum booking size: 1
Start time(s): 10:30, 14:30
Duration: 2 hours
£ 29

Activity Highlights:

This session is a chance to paddle through the breathtakingly beautiful Thames while making a tangible difference. These eco-friendly paddleboarding adventures combine the fun of water sports with the joy of protecting our natural world and the spaces we get to explore on our SUP boards.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Group Size: Up to 6 people
  • Price: £29.00
  • Age Limit: 14+, with children accompanied by an adult

What to Expect

Your 2-hour session kicks off with a comprehensive safety briefing followed by land-based training.

From there, our experienced coaches will guide you through some of the Thames’ most beautiful stretches.

You’ll be equipped with gloves, a litter picker, paddle, buoyancy aid, and a board.

The goal is to collect as much plastic waste as possible, making the river a safer haven for the incredible wildlife that calls it home.

Location

We meet on the riverbank or our pontoon near Richmond Bridge. We then paddle either upstream towards Eel Pie Island and Teddington or downstream towards Isleworth, Kew Gardens, and Chiswick.

Prerequisites

No specific proficiency in swimming is required, but you should be comfortable with falling into water with a buoyancy aid on. Please have a level of flexibility sufficient for moving from kneeling to standing. Inform us of any recent injuries. Those with physical or mental disabilities are welcome but should contact us in advance so that we can organise any required adaptations.

Why Choose Us?

We are not just about paddleboarding; it’s about an experience. Our bases at Richmond Bridge, Teddington Lock, and Kingston are on the safest and most scenic stretches of the River Thames. Our friendly, experienced, and fully qualified coaches focus on delivering sessions that are as enjoyable as they are safe. Whether you’re new to paddleboarding or a seasoned pro, there’s always something new to learn with us!

So why not combine leisure with a good cause? Join us in a session that not only elevates your spirits but also makes the Thames a cleaner, safer home for its wildlife.

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What's Included:

  • Paddleboard and paddle
  • Gloves and litter picker
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Experienced coaching
  • Disinfected equipment
  • Lockable storage space for valuables

What's Not Included:

  • Shower facilities (you'll need to clean up elsewhere if splashed or fallen in)
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! If you would like further information on our corporate options, you can just drop the Adventuro team a message in the online chat, and they will help facilitate.

  • Train/Tube: Richmond Train Station is a 10-minute walk away. There are frequent overground trains from London Waterloo and Clapham Junction, as well as Underground trains on the District Line, and Overground trains from North London.
  • Bike: You can cycle along the towpath to Richmond Bridge and chain your bike up to the railings.
  • Bus: Richmond Bus Station is a 5-minute walk away.
  • Parking: The easiest parking is at Friars Lane Car Park, 5 minutes from Richmond Bridge.

Our SUP classes are designed for all skill levels, guaranteeing that each participant will acquire new knowledge and leave feeling a sense of achievement.

Those aged 14 and above can join if they’re supervised by a parent or guardian on the water.

Absolutely! All sessions are supervised by a certified instructor and are timed to occur at ‘half-tide’ for minimal river flow at Richmond, maximising safety.

You’ll get to paddle on the scenic Thames, either heading upstream towards Eel Pie Island and Teddington or downstream towards Isleworth, Kew Gardens, and Chiswick.

From Richmond, you will usually start by paddling downstream towards Richmond Lock, and then upstream towards Glover’s Island, Ham House, Eel Pie Island and Teddington. On most sessions we reach Eel Pie Island before turning back to Richmond, and on High Tide sessions expect to get to Teddington Lock and back in a two-hour session.

Sorry, this experience is for people only. However, you can book our special Doggy Paddle sessions at the bottom of the page!

Come dressed in the attire you plan to paddle in, as our changing space is quite basic.

Your bags and valuables can be safely stored in our lockable storage area.

You don’t need specialised attire, but please avoid jeans and cotton, as they become uncomfortably cold when wet. Quick-drying gym clothes or swimwear work well in warm weather (shorts, leggings, T-shirts, fleeces).

Footwear is optional; most people prefer to paddle barefoot, but water shoes, flip-flops, or older trainers are fine if you prefer.

For sunny conditions, pack a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle.

During colder months (November to March), we recommend wearing a wetsuit. These are available upon request, or you can bring your own. Also, pack extra layers, a towel, and a change of clothes in case you end up in the water.

Consider bringing a small dry bag to hold spare clothes, money, essential medications, and your phone in a waterproof case. If you don’t have a dry bag, we sell them on-site. If you’re concerned about losing sunglasses, sunglasses straps are available for purchase for £5.

Our sessions include the use of our paddleboards, paddles, and mandatory buoyancy aids. We also provide disinfected gloves and litter pickers.

Nearly everyone is standing up within 10 minutes of getting on the water.  We use really stable boards that make it easy for everyone to get started, and tried and tested techniques to help you feel comfortable standing on the boards.  It’s a brilliant all-body workout, and you’ll certainly feel it the day after (in a good way).  And don’t worry about your core muscles – if you paddle enough they will become super-strong!

Not very likely – but there’s a small chance. We will teach you techniques to help you feel stable on your board, and how to get down onto your knees if you need a break from standing. We will also make sure you know how to get back on your board in the unlikely event that you do take a dip.

We occasionally cancel group trips if we do not have the minimum number of participants to run the session (this is rare between Spring-Autumn). We also very occasionally cancel if we deem conditions on the day to be unsafe (e.g. very strong winds, nearby thunderstorms, fast river flow, etc.), but we are not put off by wet weather. In fact, it’s lovely on the river in the rain! If your session is cancelled by us, you will have an option to reschedule.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts