Perfect Places to Paddle Board in the UK
Posted by:GJW Direct | Jun 18, 2018
What better way to relax than by the ocean or lakeside? The UK is full of beautiful places, perfect for paddleboarding, and it’s our job that you find them! So take a look at our list and make it your mission to visit every single location…
- Ullswater, Lake District
Being 13 km long, you can paddle the full length of Ullswater. A one-way trip will take you around three hours, meaning you can spend the full day paddling away. Starting at the Steamer Pier car park in Glenridding village, you’ll make your way down the 60m deep waters, finishing at Pooley Bridge and catching the surrounding beauty of the Helvellyn Mountain on your way.
- Burgh Island, Devon
If you’re looking for a smaller but equally exciting adventure, you can explore Burgh Island in around an hour. Once you’ve finished your adventure around the island, treat yourself to some tasty food at The Pilchard Inn - Burgh’s impressive 14th century pub.
- The Rabbit Islands, Scotland
If a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere is what you’re after, head to the deserted beaches of The Rabbit Islands, they’re perfect for those who want to escape and seek relaxation - but remember to check the local tides and currents before you go!
If you’d rather see more of the Highland coast, be sure to follow the North Coast 500 driving route. Don’t worry about running out of things to see, you have five hundred miles of lochs, beaches and rivers to explore!
- River Cam, Cambridge
For those who enjoy history and architecture, a trip along the river cam would be the perfect for you. Kickstart your paddle at Jesus Green and head West, past St John’s, Trinity and King’s, and Queen’s colleges. To keep your journey short and sweet, finish under the Mathematical bridge or continue to Grantchester’s Orchard riverside gardens for a longer trip.
- The Witterings, West Sussex
Take on the subtle waves of The English Channel on the gorgeous West Wittering Beach. Admire the views of the Chichester Harbour as you paddle board around the shallow lagoons. Don’t forget to pack a picnic - the well-looked-after acres of grass make for the perfect lunch spot!
Where are you headed on your next paddle board adventure?
Topics - Stand Up Paddleboard