SUP is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and there are many different reasons for the recent explosion in popularity.
For one, stand up paddleboarding is a super accessible activity that anyone and everyone can enjoy. From small children to elderly individuals, SUP provides a low-impact way to get out and enjoy nature. It’s also extremely affordable which also contributes to its mass appeal.
Another appeal of SUP is the sport’s unique versatility. Surfing, whitewater, SUP fitness, fishing, flatwater paddling — there’s not much you can’t do on a stand up paddle board. Also, SUP can be a great way to escape the stresses of the daily grind and get some much-needed alone time on the water, or it can be a fun social activity that you can do with friends and family. Paddleboarding is a hobby that can conform to your own life and interests — not the other way around like many other sports.
Lastly, paddleboarding is a healthy activity that can have a genuinely positive impact on your overall health and well-being. From burning calories and weight loss to strengthening core muscle groups and improving overall balance, SUP has many excellent benefits.
These are just a few of the reasons why I personally love stand up paddleboarding!
Happy paddling! 🏄♀️⚓️ #sup#standuppaddle#watersports#surfandpaddle#surf#starboard#redboard#ocean#waves#lake#lakedistrict#lakedistrictuk#cumbria#whitehaven#whitehavenbeach#staysalty#staysaltymyfriends
Hi everyone. I’d like to call on everyone’s help and support if possible.
On the 28th July I will be part of a team completing The National 3 Peaks 24hr Challenge. Climbing the highest peaks of England, Scotland and Wales over 24 hours to help raise money for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.
The charity has recently launched a £15m appeal to help provide a brand new Cancer Centre in the heart of Liverpool and take a huge leap forward for cancer research and clinical trials in the region.
The challenge will involve a total walking distance of 23 miles (37km) with the total ascent of 3,064 metres (10,052ft) up and down Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon with all money raised will be donated to the appeal.
The link to my just giving page is in my bio
Any donations great or small would be hugely appreciated. Thanks 👍 #snowdonia#threepeakschallenge#bennevis#scafellpike#mountains#charity#mudandroutes#ordancesurvey#lakedistrictuk#fundraiser
Another shot from Haystacks........ This time looking over to the imposing High crag. You can see Ennerdale water on the left; Buttermere & Crummock water on the right. If you haven’t climbed Haystacks yet, I recommend it. Not particularly high or taxing. A majorly fun little scramble to the summit, and easily some of the best views in the Lake District. I have to agree with Alfre Wainwright on this one. A favourite of mine.
Au yeah! All that glisters really *is* gold in this amazing shot by @scotty.stephenson, who struck gold when he visited Wastwater to take this (Au)some image. We’ve kind of run out of gold puns..... 😒 is it just us or it gold in here? 👀
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Dramatic Cathedral Cave lies in the Cathedral Quarries, former Lakeland green slate quarries, which are situated in the Little Langdale Valley. The quarry site is managed by the National Trust and is open to the public.