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PaddleTime launches to make paddling accessible to all at UK’s “honeypot” locations

  • Opens up UK’s public waterways to those looking for a different kind of adventure

  • Jobs up for grabs as part of exciting new venture at Buscot and Coleshill Estate

  • Guided paddling experiences will be suitable for all ages from 18+ months

Two outdoor activity entrepreneurs are launching a new venture with the aim to let wider audiences experience their unrivalled paddling experiences in new locations across the UK.

Sam Sutton and Rich Pearsall are the owners and founders of New Forest Activities, from where they have offered canoeing tours on the Beaulieu River in The New Forest since 2003.

Now the adventurous duo are launching a new venture; PaddleTime and they are seeking people with a passion for the great outdoors to join them, with 6 jobs up for grabs.

The first PaddleTime location can be found on the Thames at the National Trust run Buscot and Coleshill Estate, just 60 minutes from both Oxford and Reading.

Our canoeing sessions really are, and always have been, our bread and butter, says Sam Sutton founder of PaddleTime. They’re by far our most popular and in-demand activity and our customers really do have the time of their lives.

We’ve been absolutely spoiled with our beautiful location in Beaulieu with New Forest Activities and now having the Thames to explore too we’re excited about what PaddleTime is going to offer.

With a river bank sprinkled in historic monuments, stunning sights and a variety of wildlife, their guided canoeing tours at Buscot are the perfect vehicle for those looking to try something new, have some fun and create memories to last a lifetime.

A positive that the pandemic brought to us was that more and more people were exploring where they live, says Rich Pearsall, co-founder of PaddleTime. This led to people also holidaying in the UK and resulted in us having our busiest year ever at New Forest Activities.

We made it our mission to find other stunning locations across the UK to offer what we do. And so, PaddleTime was born. We’re really excited about our first site at Buscot and can’t wait to discover and open up even more locations across the UK. Of course to do that, we will need people who are just as passionate about canoeing, paddling and just being out on the water and in nature as we are.

For more information about the job opportunities, including 2 senior roles looking after the location and 3-4 instructor roles, email the team.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Mac Watson .

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