Bristol City's secret escape

Discover Paddling while meandering along the stunning Bristol River Avon. You will experience English countryside at is finest along with stunning wildlife!  

No previous paddling experience is necessary. You will be looked after by one of our fantastic Discover Paddling Team Instructors, British Canoeing qualified, highly experienced, and passionate about paddlesport.

Your Bristol Discover Paddling experience will start at the Chequers Inn pub, next to Hanham Mill. You and your group will be introduced to the paddlesport equipment and the skills needed to maneuver it before making your way onto the river with our instructor.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding is available at this location  mid week, evening and weekends. All available session can be booked using the live interactive calendar on this page. If you would like to kayak or paddleboard at this location with a date and time that is not currently available please feel free to contact up using the contact us page.

*Under 18's must be accompanied by an over 18. 1:2 Ratio

What's Included?


  • Paddlesport equipment; paddleboard/kayak, paddles and buoyancy aid 

  • Passionate and professional, qualified instructors

  • Introduction to the equipment

  • Safety briefing

  • Paddleboard/kayaking instruction

  • Paddleboard games and challenges to develop skills

  • Discover Paddling annual adult paddleboarding membership - giving access to members only sessions


The Chequers Inn, Ferry Rd,

Bristol BS15 3NU

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