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Where to paddle board in Cheshire?

As a Chester based paddle board company we are regular SUP enthusiasts of Cheshire. Our team have been paddle boarding for over 15 years and have visited destinations across the globe but nothing beats the Cheshire paddle boarding locations on our doorstep. Check out our guide of the top 4 Chester paddle board places to visit below.

1. Manley Mere

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Located in the Frodsham countryside and a mere 20 minutes from the city of Chester is Manley Mere, a dedicated watersports and activities centre. The team at Manley offer open hire for paddle boarding or you are able to launch your own paddle board for a small fee. Alongside this check out their other range of activities that include a water park, kayaking and wakeboarding. 

2. River Dee

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Looking for an adventure? Try paddle boarding in Chester. The River Dee runs right through the city, our top tip is to launch from the jetty off Sandy Lane and paddling into town to see the city from a different angle. Alternatively head to Eccleston and paddle downstream to enjoy more of a natural route. We may be biased being based in Chester, but the River Dee offers an amazing array of paddle boarding routes. For those more advanced, there are even the rapids at Erbistock to try! Just remember your PFD and safety leash.

3. Wild Shore, Delamere

Nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside near Delamere forest, the lake at Delamere offers a range of options for all types of paddle boarders. Just starting out? Try their 121 SUP lessons for beginners to gain your confidence on the water. Own your own paddle board? They operate a self launch system where you can just rock up and for a nominal fee, get straight out on the water!

4. Chester Canal

The Chester Canal forms part of the Shropshire Union Canal and runs from the historic city of Chester to Nantwich.To paddle on any Canal & River Trust and Environment Agency waterways you will require a licence which can easily be obtained via a British Canoe Membership. This may sound complicated but is an easy, affordable licence which will grant you access to 4,500km of waterways across the UK and opens up a world of possibility for your UK paddle boarding adventures!