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Cliff Lakes Waterpark,Tamworth (Central SUP)…mini guide

Chris Kenyon from Central SUP gives us the low down on his home turf stand up paddle spot.

Overview 

Central SUP home waters is located at Cliff Lakes Water Park and Tamworth Castle grounds.  The lake access is superb with three purpose built lakes to paddle all year round.  The castle grounds has the River Teme running through it and provides some great countryside and city environments to paddle in. It also flows right outside Tamworth Castle.

Tamworth 1

Conditions

Unless it’s flooded the river is fairly gentle with its flow.  There are a few shallow spots that need careful navigation but all in all its suitable for beginners and up.

Launching

Central SUP has exclusive rights to launch from the castle grounds. Just a stones throw from the car park so getting your board to the water is easy.

Tamworth Castle

 

Amenities

As we are based right in the middle of Tamworth there are all the amenities you need including free parking, lots of places to eat and ample changing facilities.

Hazards

Besides the river levels changing there are a number of Swans on the water that need to be avoided. In addition to that there are a couple of weirs to be aware of depending upon which direction you wish to paddle.

Tamworth 2

Summing up

There is something for everyone here.  From gentle paddles to more distance tours that cater for all levels of ability.

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