Dittons Paddle Boarding

FAQs

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Finding us Membership Group Bookings

Who are we?

How did we start?

We were founded by Brett Scillitoe on 7th April 2017 when he started a Facebook group and WhatsApp group.

When was the first paddle?

The first paddle was 19th April 2017.

Where was our first base

Dittons Beach, Albany Reach Open Space, Aragon Avenue, Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK

Finding Us?

Training Bases

Thames Ditton

The Albany Pub

Queens Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0QY

Parking

Please park responsibly in the local area. There is parking available at The Albany pub. They would welcome you in afterwards for a post paddle recovery drink.

What3words link – https://w3w.co/puts.civic.stages

Toilets and Changing

The Albany’s toilets are accessible through the pub. It would make them happy if you bought a beverage, buy way of a thank you.

Hampton & Molesey

Hampton Sailing Club

Bens Alley, Thames St, Hampton TW12 2EW

Parking

Molesey side – please use the ferry to get to Hampton Wharf
Car park What3words link – https://w3w.co/safely.prom.spot
Ferry location What3words link – https://w3w.co/pies.moved.sooner

Hampton side – There is no parking on site. The nearest parking is at Hampton Railway Station (0.5 miles). The best way to come to Hampton Wharf is via Public Transport, either by Train or Bus. The Station is an 11 minute walk and a number of buses stop by the Bell Pub, across the road from the Wharf.

Toilets & Changing

There are no toilets or changing facilities on site at the moment due to Covid regulations. The nearest toilet is in The Bell Pub, on the hill behind Hampton Wharf.

Walton & Sunbury

TS Black Swan

Penny Ln, Walton-on-Thames, Shepperton TW17 8NQ

Parking

What3words link – https://w3w.co/jams.jacket.mice

The Training base is at TS Black Swan, the Sunbury and Walton Sea Cadets. It is at the end of Penny Lane, a private road. Donations would be most welcome to help maintain it. 

Please use the above link with your SatNav to find the Training Base. What3words works with most SatNav systems.

Toilets & Changing

There are toilets or changing facilities on site.

Weybridge

D’Oyly Carte Gardens

Desborough Lodge, Walton Ln, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8LT

Parking

What3words link – https://w3w.co/love.spike.expert

Toilets & Changing

There are no toilets or changing facilities on site. The nearest toilet is by ferry to Shepperton Lock or one of the Pubs locally.

What other bases do we have

There are currently 4 Paddle Bases, Thames Ditton and Hurst Park, Weybridge and Walton, Woking and Ash, Guildford and Godalming.

Membership

Problems Registering

I’ve attended a Training Session?

If you have attended one of our training sessions, please contact us and we will send you an invite to be a member, direct from the system. This will save you from filling in some forms.

Group Bookings​

For group bookings, each member of the group will have to be registered on the system separately via the 2 stage registration/booking process. They will have to have their own email address, if they don’t have their own email, then please put a number infront of your email address and use that. For the time being, you will need also to clear your Cookies or use the Incognito/Private window and then refresh the page or open another Tab/Window to add the next person. We are working with the platform providers to improve the system.

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