Before You Start Paddleboarding
There are a lot of places to paddleboard in the Cotswolds, so you should think about whether you want to try stand-up paddleboarding along the River Avon or at one of the many lakes.
Then you should consider whether you want to bring your own paddleboard – if you have one – or if you’d rather hire a paddleboard in the Cotswolds.
If you’re new to SUP (stand-up paddleboarding), a thick and wide paddleboard is generally best, but if you’re more experienced, you might prefer something thinner and more agile. The ideal length of your paddleboard is around 9-10 inches taller than your height.
It’s best to check the weather before you go paddleboarding, as strong winds and waves can make it more challenging.
Finally, you’ll need to research whether you’d like a guided paddleboard session or you’d prefer to go it alone.