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Evening Paddle'n'Pub Canoe Trip

Sudbury, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Gordon

3.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Guided Evening Paddle'n'Pub trips provide a unique opportunity to explore the River Stour by canoe and to learn about local history and the natural around us from the river.

Kingfisher, otter, heron, swans, ducks and even terrapin inhabit the glorious and tranquil River Stour which meanders through the landscapes that inspired some of the nations most successful artists. This is picturesque rural paddling on a calm river - suitable for beginners!

We're paddling to a fabulous riverside pub where there'll be time to enjoy a light meal and refreshments - payable locally.

Outline Schedule:

6pm: Meet at our riverside base in Sudbury where we'll provide a short welcome chat / safety brief and where we'll organise your craft.

6:15: Guided paddle to the pub. 2 miles / 1 hour of gentile easy paddling. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife.

7:30 Meal / refreshments at the Henny Swan

8:30: Return paddle to our base in Sudbury
Other things to note
Guests will need to paddle their craft, if you're normally active this will be easy - you don't need to be superfit. We'll always make rest breaks etc according to group needs.
Guided Evening Paddle'n'Pub trips provide a unique opportunity to explore the River Stour by canoe and to learn about local history and the natural around us from the river.

Kingfisher, otter, heron, swans, ducks and even terrapin inhabit the glorious and tranquil River Stour which meanders through the landscapes that inspired some of the nations most successful artists. This is picturesque rural paddling on a calm river - suitable for…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Canoe / kayak / Paddleboard in -line with customer choice.
    Buoyancy ai...

Meet your host, Gordon

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I run the local outdoor activities company and a passionate enthusiast with a particular interest in nature, wildlife and local history. I have spent most of life in the River Stour area and it's surrounding Valley exploring every track trail and it on foot, by canoe, kayak and paddleboard. I am professionally qualified in paddlesport safety and leadership and hold current First Aid.
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Where you'll be

Following our safety briefing, we'll head straight to the water and begin the 1 hour / 2 mile paddle t

Wildlife highlights can include: kingfisher, otter, heron, terrapin, swans and plenty of wildfowl.

On reaching the pub we'll have time for a light meal and refreshments (payable locally).

The return paddle provides for another opportunity to spot wildlife and seek out some of the rarer spots such as otter.
Rachel
July 2019
Harry was a perfect guide on our peaceful evening trip on the River. He pointed out wildlife and some local stories but allowed us to absorb the tranquility of the river. The pub stop was good with delicious food. We really enjoyed the canoeing and Harry's instruction helped improve our skills.
Harry was a perfect guide on our peaceful evening trip on the River. He pointed out wildlife and some local stories but allowed us to absorb the tranquility of the river. The pub s…
Karen
May 2019
Wow!! Having never paddled before I was apprehensive about booking, however it was the most amazing experience! From the first greeting to the last goodbye we were made to feel as if nothing was too much trouble. With specific guidance from Gordon as we progressed we were able to feel as if we were the only ones on the river. At the start Gordon stayed nearby to ensure we felt comfortable with the journey but as the evening went on he hung back to let us soak up the atmosphere and spot wildlife. Gordon answered all our questions about the area and was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend and would love to book again.
Wow!! Having never paddled before I was apprehensive about booking, however it was the most amazing experience! From the first greeting to the last goodbye we were made to feel as…
Emily
June 2019
Gordon and his team were really great and flexible with our group! Thanks a lot

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothing appropriate for the weather should be worn - please ensure you pack a warm jumper / fleece and rain coat

Spare clothes and towel are useful to have in the car, just in-case although we've NEVER had a guest need them!