Paxmead Riverside Base is Girlguiding Surrey West’s
boating centre situated on a delightful stretch of the River Thames in
Shepperton, Middlesex within easy reach of both Windsor and London.
With a beautiful stretch of water on our doorstep, boating is a natural past
time and obvious choice and a tow path runs alongside the river in both
directions to walk along with the group.
Why not try out our:
Kayaks – single and double seaters
Canoes – single and double seaters
Or go for something a bit bigger with our:
Kata Kanus – seats up to 6 paddlers
Bell Boat – 12 paddlers
or our splendid Dragon boat – 10 paddlers plus helm and drummer
We can cater for Have a Go Sessions or work at improving skills towards an
We run Evening Boating Sessions for working towards the British Canoeing
Paddlepower Scheme as well as the Star Awards.
Why not bring your Girlguiding or Scouting Groups down for a treat on the
river either for an evening paddle or end of term event?
Brownies love the Dragon and Bell Boat whereas Guides tend to prefer the
more individual boats.
We aren’t just for the young but also the Young at Heart; adults are
positively encouraged to join in to give the complete experience.
We are open all year round with boating available; weather/river conditions
we have 40-50 single and 2 double Kayaks to choose from,
varying in size and styles to suit Brownies through to Adults.
What better Brownie Adventure for a warm, sunny, summer evening than bell-boating on the river Thames? Some great teamwork to paddle and steer the boat, quite a lot of splashing, and Brownies being Brownies, plenty of happy noise!
choose from 1 single and 4 double open canoes.
What we love about Paxmead ....it was excellent
there are 2 kata kanus which are great for small group paddling.
"Fantastic boating and team of volunteers. We had a great time on the
Thames, finishing off with a cardboard canoe race"
Deborah Stuttard Bourneside
A Paxmead favourite, especially with Brownies
Seats up to 12 paddlers plus instructors
Great for group paddling and building confidence
A huge thank you to volunteers at Girlguiding Surrey West County Paxmead Riverside Base, for making this fabulous opportunity possible.
Seats 10 paddlers plus helm and drummer
Hoist available for wheelchair users
Kata Kanus great for anyone needing a back rest; tarp in the centre can also
be used to lie on
2 x Double Kayaks and 4 Open Canoes if anyone unable to paddle their own
Rowing boats available
We have a group of experienced instructors which we can call upon if you
are unable to supply your own instructors.
Minimum requirement at Paxmead is that there must be 1 x Level 2
Instructor during boating sessions, these can be supported by other
instructors of any level.
Please refer to the Guiding manual and Paxmead regulations for ratios of
Instructors to participants.
If you are interested in taking kayak or open canoe qualifications
please give us your details