Top 5 Water Sports to do in England
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the definition of a full body workout. You are required to balance on the board which engages muscles in the shoulders, core and hips. Try out our morning SUP yoga sessions and try not to laugh too much at your mates as they fall in or else you’ll soon be joining them! Down South we’ve joined up with Paddle Cornwall SUP for some great SUP experiences in Cornwall while on our multi-activity tours.
Surfing, while being one of the coolest sports known to mankind, can improve your cardiovascular fitness from paddling out, shoulder and back strength from using your arms to paddle and core and legs strength from standing and balancing on the board. And if you fall off… that’s part of the fun too!
Coasteering combines sea swimming, low level climbing, traversing, natural rapid riding and ledge leaps into deep water plunge pools. You don’t have to be Bear Grills in order join in. Although a basic swimming ability is a prerequisite you won’t swim long distances. We can guarantee you’ll come back with a glow – having explored the coast in a completely unique way!
Punting is smoothly gliding along the river on a punt being propelled by a person and a punt pole or stick whilst enjoying the view. You can take part in steering and propelling the punt yourself, or sit back, relax and watch the world flow past you, perhaps even with a beer or cocktail in hand as you glide down the river in the sunshine. Technically not a sport, but we love it so much we just had to include it!
Kayaking is a really rewarding water sport, and is a great way to relieve stress whilst offering fitness benefits at the same time. When your paddle enters the water and completes a good stroke, pretty much every muscles in your upper body is used, as well as some lower body muscles as well! You’ll love the way you can so easily glide through the water on one of these streamline vessels. Playing tag while kayaking will soon reveal who is the fastest paddler.
Would you like to try more water sports but not sure where to start? Active England can take the hassle out of organising an adventure holiday and make it as easy to book as just clicking here:
Cotswolds Multi Activity Adventures: Only an hour from London, take a mini-break to escape the city and immerse yourself in a weekend of adventure. With fun-filled activity-packed days, paddle down the Thames, join our morning SUP sessions on the lake, walk, bike and hike with us through the countryside and spend your evenings relaxing by our fire.
Cornwall Multi Activity Adventures: Start your holiday straight off the train, and after a relaxing afternoon cycling, finish your day with the sand between your toes and staring out to the sea. Explore the coast by coasteering, SUP, surfing, sea kayaking and more, alongside coastal wanderings and countryside cycling. In the evenings relax in your glamping and eco-hut accommodation, listening to the waves break and gathered around our campfire. We promise you’ll return with a glow.