Successful tip: metropolis and broads, NorfolkI love paddleboarding on the River Wensum in Norwich. This stretch of the Norfolk Broads presents winding meadows, limitless tranquillity and wildlife reminiscent of kingfishers, herons, swans and a household of non-native terrapin turtles. It’s an escape from actuality solely minutes from the town centre. We use Norwich Paddleboard Rent (£19.99 for half a day) each time the solar is shining: they’ve unbelievable entry to those waters and a pub on website for a beer or wine by the river if you end. Adam TiffanyFairytale loch, PerthshireWatersports on Loch Earn on the japanese fringe of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs nationwide park. {Photograph}: AlamyImagine a fairytale loch surrounded by majestic snow-topped Munros, with its personal water horse or each-uisge residing beneath the floor. That is the stuff of paradise. Launch your paddleboard from the abandoned sandy seaside and make your approach throughout the shimmering water to a tiny shale seaside solely accessible by boat. You may gaze in amazement at Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin and marvel concerning the darkish historical past of close by Edinample Fort. Loch Earn presents watersports from wild swimming to canoeing and the mindfulness of paddleboarding. Paddleboard rent £15 an hour from Loch Earn Watersports CentreKathrynPaddles at daybreak, North TynesideThe sandy seaside at Cullercoats Bay is ideal for kayaking and paddleboarding. {Photograph}: Philip Naylor/AlamyCullercoats Bay, between the better-known Tynemouth and Whitley Bay, is the right place to SUP, kayak or swim, particularly at dawn. You begin off on the seaside and might discover the piers, rocks, caves and even go spherical to the larger bays if you happen to’re feeling assured out at sea. Cullercoats Bay homes the RNLI lifeboat station, which is nice peace of thoughts if you happen to’re a newbie! CCBK Adventures hires out wetsuits and tools (SUP from £15 for 2 hours) plus nice recommendation concerning the tide, climate and so on. It’s straightforward to get to by way of the Metro from Newcastle, and there are many unbiased eateries close by.SophieCamp and canoe, CornwallStithians Lake is 5 miles south of Redruth. {Photograph}: David Chapman/AlamyStithians Lake (reservoir) water sports activities centre close to Redruth in Cornwall is a longtime and pleasant RYA-certified centre providing rent and classes for paddleboarding, windsurfing and crusing. The adjoining campsite has some hook-ups plus new bathe and bathroom services. There’s a well-liked cafe within the centre and meals pub, the Golden Lion, inside straightforward staggering distance. Tent pitch from £16 an evening, paddleboard rent from £15 an hour, windsurf, canoe or crusing dinghy from £20 AndrewProfileReaders’ suggestions: ship a tip for an opportunity to win a £200 voucher for a Sawday’s stayShow Guardian Journey readers’ tipsEvery week we ask our readers for suggestions from their travels. A number of suggestions will likely be featured on-line and will seem in print. To enter the most recent competitors go to the readers’ suggestions homepage-Jurassic paddling, south DevonKayaking in calm waters by the ocean stacks at Ladram Bay. {Photograph}: Ian Woolcock/AlamyThe quaint, Regency city of Sidmouth gives a reasonably window right into a chocolate-box previous. However rent a kayak or SUP from Jurassic Paddle Sports activities (based mostly on the seaside) and you’ll splash even additional again in time alongside the Jurassic coast. Man and the crew gave me and my siblings instructions to the big sea stacks of Ladram Bay, with lush cliffside greenery creating a fully epic, prehistoric scene. Be warned – it’s a few hours’ sea kayaking there and again, so contemplate reserving a information until you’re skilled and fully assured on the water. Single kayak rent £14 an hourTom SillarsSheltered harbour or peaceable river, DorsetThe River Stour and Christchurch Harbour from Hengistbury Head. {Photograph}: Jo Chambers/AlamyPicturesque Mudeford and Christchurch harbour, watched over by historical Hengistbury Head, is an extra-special location for all method of watersports. It presents protected shallow waters inside its harbour for kayaking and paddleboarding and is surrounded by spectacular surroundings. Mudeford Sandspit, with its vibrant seaside huts, acts as a barrier from the open sea, the place individuals take pleasure in windsurfing and crusing. Inland from the harbour you’ll be able to gently meander alongside the River Stour to the quaint village of Tuckton with its conventional tea gardens and boat rent. Tools could be employed from Shore Sports activities on Mudeford Quay (kayaks from £10 an hour). Jeanette BainTeapot time, River Medway, KentThe River Medway at Teston Bridge nation park. {Photograph}: Andrew Beck/AlamyTeston Bridge nation park, on the River Medway close to Maidstone, has a lately constructed cross subsequent to the lock to permit kayakers and paddleboarders to journey up- or downstream. It’s a reasonably little stretch of river: you’ll be able to paddle exhausting up in the direction of Tonbridge by way of Teapot Island museum and (takeaway) cafe, or simply meander up and down near the park and take within the countryside. There are all the time loads of different rivergoers for pleasant chat and recommendation however it by no means feels too busy.Lee CrumpSwap books for boats, River WyeCanoeing on the Wye close to Hay-on-Wye. {Photograph}: Paul Painter/AlamyHay-on-Wye is greatest recognized for books, however the River Wye operating by way of the village is ideal for novice kayaking. The river is spectacular: huge, quick and exquisite, but surprisingly straightforward to take pleasure in. You don’t want an teacher; you’ll be able to merely hire tools from Final Canoe and Kayak beneath the bridge and let the river carry you downstream alongside the meandering border between England and Wales. You don’t even have to paddle again upstream, as a result of the corporate will come and decide you up from the pub on the financial institution in Whitney-on-Wye. Half-day journey Hay to Whitney-on-Wye, £25ppMary HudsonHigh adrenaline, South YorkshireKneeboarding at Sheffield Cable and Waterski Park. {Photograph}: Paul KirkwoodA journey to Sheffield Cable Waterski and Aqua Park in Rother Valley nation park is nice enjoyable no matter age and talent. Our group, which included three mid-teenagers, cherished being towed round on a kneeboard by a wire excessive above the lake. In case you full a full lap with out falling off, it’s fairly an achievement. There’s waterskiing for the extra skilled or adventurous, and a Whole Wipeout-style inflatables course to clamber round. Two-hour kneeboard/wakeboard session £28pp Paul KirkwoodHoney for tea, CambridgeA punt and canoe on the River Cam by Grantchester Meadows. {Photograph}: Geoffrey Robinson/AlamyHire a punt at Scudamore’s beneath the Anchor pub in Cambridge, then drift alongside to the Orchard Tea Backyard in Grantchester for scones and tea within the apple orchard. You’ll cross swans on their nests, six geese (they’re all the time there, in Paradise nature reserve), and goats. “It’s like being on the set of Crimson Joan,” stated my sister. As you punt by way of Sheep’s Inexperienced, be careful for the wild swimmers! Punt rent £37.50 for 90 minsBhanu Kapil