BOULTERS to CLIVEDEN
Our favourite and most frequented paddle. We can’t help agreeing with Jerome K. Jerome in ‘Three Men in a Boat’ when he describes it as “unbroken loveliness this is, perhaps, the sweetest stretch of all the river…”.
Even paddlers who don’t make it all the way to Cliveden are rewarded by a stunning view of the majestic Cliveden House in the distance. During the summer months we offer guided river trips and board hires every day from dawn to dusk.
Bridge to Bridge
Guards Club Park
This route passes underneath 4 bridges, all notable in their own way. Enjoy the echoes underneath Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s ‘Sounding Arch’ and take a photo as you glide by the pretty Guards Club Bridge. Next stop is the oldest bridge on the stretch - Maidenhead Bridge built in 1777 and from there you paddle to the newest bridge at Taplow designed in 2018 by a local architect, sailor and fellow paddleboarder!
TAPLOW - Winter location
Join us for a paddleboarding lesson or session on our favourite go-to river when the Thames is either running too fast or is too busy is the Jubilee river. A seven-mile-long man-made flood channel running between Maidenhead and just below Windsor, the Jubilee river is now enjoyed not only by paddlers but by anglers, cyclists, swimmers and walkers alike. Without access for motorised boats, a wide variety of bird life can be seen along the river, including green woodpeckers, cormorants, kingfishers, lapwing and red kites.
COOKHAM- BOURNE END - MARLOW
Steeped in Anglo Saxon history with many a tale to tell since then, Cookham was described by former resident and artist Sir Stanley Spencer as a ‘sort of earthly paradise’. There are many rewarding paddling hours to be enjoyed along this route. Heading upstream towards Marlow you pass Cock Marsh, Bourne End Marina and Gibraltar Islands before reaching Woottens Boatyard. A longer paddle takes you all the way to the beautiful Georgian market town of Marlow.
SATURDAY PADDLE TIME
Exploring around the islands and backwaters in and around Hurley is a real treat. We have our own parking as sunshine and water makes Hurley a popular destination. Suitable for beginners and those wanting to explore the other side of the locks. Let us know if you want more than 2 hours to paddling time.
Maidenhead Sailing Club
We have an arrangement with Maidenhead Sailing Club (MSC) which allows our paddlers to use the lake for our lessons. Paddlers can join MSC which will enable them to hire boards for a minimal fee, along with kayaks, canoes and sailboats.
Our Kids Holiday Clubs run from the lake.
BOULTERS to HEDSOR 3 hours
Hedsor Wharf once was the site of many a battle between Saxons and Vikings and then famous for its fisheries and eel farms. The river at Hedsor is only accessible by water with the shortest route being from Cookham and the longer route from Boulter’s Lock. We offer both these options, but don’t recommend this trip for absolute beginners as the distance from Boulters is 4 km and access from Cookham requires ‘portage’ around a lock.
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