2-hour river SUP lesson and tour
Learn essential bushcraft techniques
Build a fire and toast marshmallows
Adventure and tranquility combined
Could you survive in the wilderness without shelter? Find out on our river SUP tour with a twist! Discover the tranquility and seclusion of Newquay’s River Gannel before venturing into the woods for a bushcraft survival experience. Will you follow in Ray Mears’ footsteps?
Discover the Gannel estuary
After going through some basics on the river bank – safety, SUP kit and paddling techniques, you’ll hit the water. Putting those land-based techniques into practice, you’ll follow your instructor’s lead as they point out the Gannel estuary’s key features. From tree-lined banks where rare UK wading birds inhabit to the remains of an old shipyard, there’s something to capture everyone’s imagination. Gaze in wonder at the sleepy scenes and tranquil atmosphere as you paddle to Penpol Creek – an oasis of calm hidden away from Newquay’s energetic buzz!
Learn essential bushcraft skills
Let’s find out if you’re the next Ray Mears! Imagine you’re stranded in the woods at Penpol Creek – not for the duration of your tour, but overnight. You have no shelter and only the land at your disposal. Could you build a fire and forage from the land?
We’ll teach you essential bushcraft skills. You’ll learn what type of materials to use to start a fire (and what to look for if twigs and branches are wet). Our instructors will show you the art of splitting kindling and how to start a fire with just one spark. Will you meet the challenge?
And in the eerily calm atmosphere of the woods, your instructor will share spooky tales of hauntings and Gannel history. You’ll toast marshmallows over the fire and take a quick ride on the rope swing before retrieving your SUP and heading back to Newquay Activity Centre.
Our reviews on Tripadvisor rank Newquay Activity Centre as number one for Cornwall activities and we’re proud double gold winners of the Cornish Tourism awards. Our Individual Stand Up Paddleboarding adventures in Newquay are days-out to remember!
Drop us a line or give our team a call and we’ll sort you out with the best activity for you, proper job! Call 01637 877722, lines open from 8am-10pm.
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River SUP lesson and bushcraft adventure
Bushcraft survival skills instruction
Full safety briefing
Marshmallows for toasting on the fire
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, SUP and paddles
River wildlife identification
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)