sup eco tour
The River Thames forms an important part of London’s history but its natural history and ecology has been greatly understudied. Since the Mesolithic settlers’ arrival in the Thames Valley the river has constantly been under human pressure and by the late 1960s the river was declared biologically dead. However, since the 1970s the health of the river started to improve and today it is home for over 125 species of fish, over 400 species of invertebrates, mammals including seals and porpoises, as well as bird species such as cormorants, grey herons and swans.
This two-hour guided tour will allow you to experience stand up paddleboarding on the River Thames with an added environmental perspective, offering up-close and personal encounters with the plants and animals that constitute the unique river ecosystem. You will learn about the natural history of the Thames and the issues that are currently threatening this iconic waterway. We will also discuss sources of pollution and ideas for keeping the river clean.
Here are the dates for this year’s SUP Eco Tours until September:
28th April Saturday
26th May Saturday
30th June Saturday (part of London Rivers Week) (TBC)
22th July Sunday (part of London National Park City week)
28th July Saturday (part of London National Park City week)
25th August Saturday
Book your place through our calendar.