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Vobster Quay welcomes paddle sport enthusiasts with a range of high-quality facilities that provide all you need to enjoy a fun and leisurely SUP, canoe and kayaking experience.
Welcome to the UK's friendliest open water activities venue. During the months of April through to the end of October, we offer Vobster Quay paddle members the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely session on our beautiful lake.
As a Vobster Quay paddle sport member, you can choose a timed booking slot for a four hour session on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday only during the Summer months (May thru September) through the portal up to 14 days in advance. Only one paddle sport session is available per week on a Friday afternoon during April and again in October. Access for paddle sports is not available outside these sessions.

Please note that we require that SUP, canoe and kayak users must either paddle in pairs or have one assigned land-based spotter who watches them throughout their session. Spotters must prebook attendance too (see below).

IMPORTANT: Please do not visit us if you are not a current member (or a SUP trainee) and have not booked a session - you will not be able to enter.
Fancy giving SUP a try?
If you don't own your own SUP equipment and fancy giving it a try, lessons can be booked through our friends at Adventure SUP.
NO GEAR? - Please note that we do not hire out SUP, Canoe or Kayak equipment.
You will need to own and bring all your own equipment including buoyancy aids, foot pumps and paddles.
We like to think that Vobster Quay offers the highest quality, friendly & stress-free place to enjoy paddle sports. To ensure your safety and enjoyment, we ask all SUP, canoe & kayak visitors to observe the following rules and safety guidelines...
  • Most of the water at Vobster Quay is very deep and can be cold even during the Summer months. All SUP, canoe & kayak users must wear a suitable buoyancy aid at all times and thermal protection is reconmmended.
  • Paddle Sports visitors should be accompanied by a buddy or land based spotter at all times. Solo paddling without a spotter is not allowed.
  • Paddle Sports visitors should enter and exit the water at the dedicated SUP, canoe & kayak entry point only.
  • Paddle Sports visitors must be able to swim 25 metres unaided in cold water.
  • You are comfortable swimming in deep water and can tread water for a minimum of 1 minute.
  • You must wear a buoyancy aid/jacket at all times. You must bring your own - we do not have them available to hire.
  • Only persons who have undertaken appropriate training under the direct supervision of a recognised SUP instructor may use SUP boards at Vobster.
  • No-one can be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol whilst participating in any form of water activities including but not limited to SUP, canoe & kayak use.
  • No child under the age of 12 may use a SUP board, canoe or kayak at Vobster. Any child under 18 years of age must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian.
  • No personal music speakers may be used. Please respect the 'quiet zone' marked on the paddle sports map.
Paddling Prerequisites
To enjoy paddle sports at Vobster Quay, we ask that you are able to meet these simple requirements:

  • You have no health issues that may either impede or pose a risk to you whilst engaged in paddle activities.
  • You can competently swim a minimum of 25 metres unaided in cold water.
  • You are comfortable swimming in deep water and can tread water for a minimum of 1 minute.
  • You have taken part in open water paddle sport activities before.