Paddle Boarding Lessons

  • 1.5-hour paddle boarding lesson with a qualified Instructor
  • Learn how to Paddle Board on the peaceful River Stour. Great for beginners
  • Learn how to self rescue and how to keep yourself safe on the water
  • These are group sessions, max 6 per group (min 3) of similar abilities
  • These sessions are available on certain mid weekdays each month. Days to be confirmed on enquiry.

Prices – £45


For enquiries and to book lessons, please email us at info@thepaddlecompany.co.uk

What is covered in the Lesson?

Lesson start on dry land – Land Drills – Approx 10 mins

  • Introductions
  • Key Safety on the water briefing
  • Explaining the Kit
  • Different types of Paddle positions (Prone/Kneeling/Standing)
  • Self Rescue – Falling Safely/Getting back on
  • How to paddle

On the water – Approx 80 mins

  • Prone/Kneel/Standing Paddling
  • Self Rescue – Falling Safely/Getting back on
  • Learning to Paddle
  • Learning different strokes and turning techniques

Experience Overview

The ins and outs of an evening paddle


Optional buoyancy aid


Sessions from 90 mins

Board length




Minimum age

12 years old


The Henny Swan

Useful info

Pub Rules and Parking

– A launch pass is required when launching your own craft
– No private launching until the pub is open
– Only food and drink purchased from the pub, to be consumed – NO PICNICS
– Please try to travel in the least number of cars as possible. Parking is limited and this is better for the environment.
– The Paddle Company car park can be located next to The Henny Swan, in the farmers’ field. (No overnight parking)

Supervision & restrictions

– We offer both Supervised Sessions and Lessons. Please check out the details on the experience page before booking.
– Before every session we will provide a safety and paddle briefing.
– Supervised sessions are currently only being run from The Henny Swan site (Mid Week Only)
– Lessons run multiple weekdays and weekends throughout the season
– Children are allowed on lessons. But please be aware these can be physical, and you will get wet.
– Please stay safe, this is a working environment, located in a busy car park.

Who is it suitable for?

– This sport is suitable for ages 7 and over.
– If booking children on a lesson, a adult or guardian should join them.
– You will learn how to paddle, turn and get back on a board. Please be prepared to get wet.

Safety information

– Buoyancy aids are recommended and must be worn at all times.
– Leashes are supplied with every board. These must be worn at all times when on the water.
– All participants must be able to swim; we do not recommend Paddle Boarding or canoeing for non-swimmers.
– You cannot be under the influence of alcohol or drugs whilst on the crafts.
– Children under the age of 18 must be always accompanied by an adult

Additional info

– We supply the paddleboard (or Canoes), the paddle, Buoyancy aid, and Wet shoes. We also have dry bags and phone cases if required.
– Bring a change of clothes and towel– Just in case!
– Dress for the weather. Shorts and Ts are fine in the summer. Wetsuits recommended in the lower season. No jeans or hoodies.
– Bring sun lotion and water on hot days.
– Please turn up 15 minutes before your booking for a safety and paddle briefing.
– Wetsuits not available.
– If you want to eat or drink at The Henny Swan, please contact them directly.

Book This Experience

For enquiries and to book lessons, please email us at info@thepaddlecompany.co.uk