UK north east - Grade 1 White Water SUP 
Durham to Chester-le-Street
Cost per person £50
Technical Skill
Fitness Level 

Talk to us about organising your own private session. With a minimum of 4 paddlers you can choose a date and time to suit you!

Use the calendar below to choose a date and make your booking!

SUP White Water Grade 1 Journey Details

A great SUP adventure for those who want to dip their toe into the world of white water! Get out on the water and give white water paddle-boarding a go on our journey from Durham to Chester-le-Street. Our aim is to give you all the information and experience you need to decide if you would like to invest further in this sport. It’s fun, and a lot easier than you think! The session will be led by one of our qualified instructors. Please remember these sessions are grade 1 and aimed at newcomers to the sport. If you are wanting to learn specific skills or want to learn something specific, then please look at our other courses. The session will be on the river, providing a fantastic location with grade 1 white water sections. You will be on the water for most of the day, which will include paddling and some bank-based coaching.  As well as having a great journey we’ll also cover some training and improve your skills:

  • Equipment knowledge
  • Launching and landing your board
  • Basic paddle strokes and skills
  • Safety
When you arrive at our venue you will be met by a member of our team and they will fit you with your equipment and you will be given a short safety briefing and explanation in the use of the equipment before getting onto the water.

What's included

We provide you with all the canoeing and safety equipment.

  • Wetsuit – please check your wetsuit requirements in the sizing chart below, you will be asked to provide your wetsuit size required during the booking process.
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Paddleboard, fin, ankle strap and paddle
  • Hot drinks along the bank of the river
  • Pictures from your session will be available to download from our Flickr account

Prerequisite (what experience should I have)

  • Happy to be in the water
  • Taken part in a SUP adventure before
  • Swimmer

What should I bring to the adventure?

  • Swimwear for under your wetsuit
  • A big fluffy towel for afterwards
  • Soft shoes to wear in the water (no flip flops or crocs please)

Venue location, parking and your arrival details

A beautiful location for an enjoyable kayak experience. This section of the River Wear is well sheltered from the elements and allows us to paddle on a calm stretch of flowing water. The river is abundant with wildlife, and provides a great little heaven for spotting kingfishers, otters, heron, salmon and sea trout, mute swans, muscovy ducks, great black-backed gulls, wood pigeon, and the occasional glimpse of the roe deer!  We’ll be hitting the river close to Durham. This great riverside venue, at the sea cadets centre in Chester-le-Street, and the address and postcode can be found below. There is a pay and display carpark and the approx. will be £2.  Donald Owen Clarke Centre (sea cadets building), Riverside. Chester-le-Street (DH3 3QR)  Your paddle board team will meet you at our riverside base. Our venue has changing rooms and toilets. 

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