With the world slowly getting back to normal, you may be looking to be more adventurous and try some new activities or something you couldn’t do during lockdown (pretty much everything!). Paddle boarding is the art of standing on a board in the water and moving via a paddle but whilst sounding simple it can be difficult at the beginning trying to keep your balance.
Standup paddle boarding can be done in a variety of forms from flat water lakes to the beach waves. For anyone looking to start, the best advice would be to go to your local paddle boarding shop or outlet and get some lessons, to really get a feel for what equipment suits you best. As one of the fastest growing watersports in the UK, paddle boards are the perfect medium to get out on the water and start exploring (once you are past the basic balance stage!).
So now you have got all your gear, where is the best place for me to get out and explore? Luckily, the UK has a great variety of locations for paddle boarding depending on locality and your skill level using paddle boards. This blog will examine the different locations out there, and hopefully help you find the perfect spot to get out there and start a new hobby. From the Lake District to the North of Scotland to down in Devon, there are some great options out there, so keep on reading to find out more!
What are you after
When you’ve mastered paddle boards, it comes down to getting out on the water and finding what you want to do or see. For example, you may want to test your skills so look for somewhere more challenging that involves rapids, such as the River Tay in Scotland. A great location with whitewater rapids, it will be sure to put your skills with paddle boards to the test, as Scotland’s longest river there is plenty to see and what better way to explore such a beautiful part of the UK.
However, if you are looking for a simple place to start, then where better than the Wye Valley on the border of England and Wales. Paddle boards can be used here by people of all standards, satisfying the beginner to the expert. A popular spot for other water sports such as kayakers, there is plenty of paddle boarding to do here whether it is the Grade 2 rapids or a beginner looking to find their feet.
Paddle boards are a great way to explore on the water and a fast attractive hobby in the UK. With many different varieties of paddle boards out there, depending on your preference whether it is the length or material or colour, AquaPlanet has a great choice of paddle boards available.
Choosing a location with lots of areas of natural beauty in the UK, the possibilities are endless depending on where you live and how far you are willing to travel, or whether you want to holiday somewhere new and get out on your paddle boards! It is a great option now with holidaying abroad becoming ever more so unstable and compromising, a domestic holiday with your paddle boards is a great option to get away from all the stresses of day-to-day life.