Tuesday 9th August

5 Boards at £25 per board inclusive of 30 min briefing session. (Reserved for 72 hours) 

Local Conditions

High tide is at 10.00am and low at 4.20 pm.  At an hour either side of low tide there will still be access to the quay but little water for messing about near by or exploring the creeks.  The nearby River Fal is good in all tides.

What to expect

The boards will be dropped off at an agreed time at Roundwood Quay between 8.30am and 10.00am (let me know if you require a different time)

The boards will be inflated and ready to go.

The briefing will include safe use of the boards, safety considerations, an overview of the area and getting started at SUP.

We run Try It sessions which last 1.5 hours if you would like a more comprehensive introduction to SUP, (add £15 / person if required).

Collection  is your choice either 24 hours later or between 5.00pm and 7.00 pm on the day of hire (again there is flexibility for a different time).

In the event of dangerous weather conditions an alternative date or full refund will be offered.

What to wear

What to wear on a SUP is personal choice, but we recommend:-

  • Summer:  a shortie wetsuit is ideal, but plenty of us paddle in summer with a full length wetsuit on.  A wind proof and a hat are always a good idea. 
  • On your feet: Stand up Paddle Boarding is easier bare feet, however many people opt to wear wetsuit shoes or old trainers, particularly for launching off rocky shores and on cold days neoprene boots are essential.

If you require a wetsuit we recommend hiring through Bathsheba Surf Shop in Perranporth and you will receive a discount if you mention SUP in a Bag. 

Roundwood quay

Link to the map of Roundwood Quay

Roundwood Quay is a peaceful unspoilt spot, on the junction of the Rivers Fal and Truro and Lamorna and Cowlands Creeks.  It is steeped in history, with the remains of a Medieval Fort and the remains of buildings which provide evidence of its industrial past. 

On the main River a more modern maritime backdrop is provided by the King Harry Ferry, large ships moored up, the mussel farm, as well as a variety of recreational craft.

For pictures of the Fal River  (the first pictures are of the area around Roundwood Quay, the others are within an hours paddle)

For details of the walk to Trelissick Gardens (note they for some reason have used unrelated photos!)


There are no amenities at Roundwood Quay, there is a café and toilets at the nearby Trelissick Gardens (there is a small charge for parking unless you area National Trust member). 

Parking for Roundwood Quay is adjacent to the launch site free of charge.


Note there is a mile long bumpy track to the Quay  

  1. Take the Falmouth Road from Truro (the A39)
  2. When you reach Playing Place at the second Roundabout take the left signposted Trelissick Gardens and King Harry Ferry.
  3. After around 1km you reach Penelewey, passing the thatched Punchbowl and Ladle (a very nice Pub for Food!)
  4. Just at the end of the village past the Bus Stop on your right take the turn left called Mount George Road, There's a small finger signpost there saying Combe & Cowlands (if you get to the big King Harry Ferry sign you've missed the turn)
  5. Follow the road for about 600m and there's a zig followed by a zag.
  6. 100m on take the track to your right marked with a small sign public bye way  (If you get to Cowlands then you have missed the turning).
  7. Follow the long bumpy track down, down, down eventually through a few houses until you get to the Quay. 

If you have any questions at all please Contact Us