Have a go at Standup Paddle Boarding this Easter in Wales!
Published: Sunday 30th Mar 2014
Written by: Ginnie James
One of the newest sports to hit the waters of Wales is Standup Paddle Boarding and almost anyone can give it a try with lessons run throughout the country. Start off with a session on flat water. There are opportunities on calm water such as estuaries, but for absolute beginners the picturesque River Dee and the Llangollen Canal would be a great starting point.
Learn the basic skills of this upcoming sport so you will be able to utilise different paddle strokes and manoeuvre the board safely and with ease. Wales Holidays has some great properties in the Bala, Llangollen and North East Wales area for couples, small or large families still available over the Easter holidays.
For a family of four, Dee Mount is a very pleasant C19th terraced cottage set in the beautiful Dee Valley, just 8 miles from Llangollen and within easy reach of both Bala and Llyn Brenig for a whole range of watersports and other outdoor activities.
If you have already tried the sport, loved it and want to go further, why not take a trip to the Welsh coast and take to the sea. Catch bigger waves before the surfers can get to them or just explore our stunning coastline while working your core muscles at the same time!
The Pembrokeshire Coast is a wonderful location for sport enthusiasts, nature lovers or just for a traditional family beach holiday. Stay in Ty Melyn and you are just 400 yards up the hill from Newgale Sands and village amenities. With an apartment for 2 and for 5, which can be booked separately or together with the use of an interconnecting door, this house offers spectacular views and flexible accommodation great for families or groups of friends.