Introduction to Open Water Swimming Courses under SHAC Covid Safe procedures now available.

Introduction to Open Water Swimming Courses now available under our new covid safe procedures: 

1:1 and 1:2 Introduction to Open Water Swimming courses also available at £99.00 per person, to book a 1:1 - 1:2 session please email 

Paddle Boarding with The SHAC is back.....

Welcome to the Home Of Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Open Water Swimming in the Heart of the Surrey Hills

Due to Government guidelines regarding Covid 19 we are delighted that we can now begin to offer 
private tuition to individuals or families & groups from within the same household.  The sessions we 
can offer are for stand up Paddleboarding & Mountain Biking.  We are still restricted to household 
groups & are not currently permitted to run public group activities.
Stand up paddle-boarding
We can offer private introduction SUP sessions at The SHAC Lagoon in Buckland & the sessions 
can be tailored to suit the ability of your group. Whether you are a first timer or you have paddled 
with us before or elsewhere and wish to refresh or advance your skills, this is the perfect opportunity.
Prices for a 60 minute session are as follows:-
1:2:1 session £72.00 inc VAT
Group of 2 people £120 inc VAT
Group of 3 people £120 inc VAT
4 people & above £30 per person inc VAT

Or learn on the River Wey Nr Guildford on a SUP River Safari, prices below.
To Book your Household SUP Session Click here

To Book a 1:1 SUP session click here

Freeride sessions at The SHAC lagoon for people who own their own SUP continue on Sunday 
afternoons between 2 – 4pm & Thursday evenings between 6pm – 8pm. 
If you are interested in buying a board please contact us for 
more details, full package prices from £550.00
Please click here to book you freeride with your own board. 

River Safaris 
A SHAC River Safari can start from either Pyrford or Shalford Nr Guildford. 
The Safari is a 2 – 2.5 hour paddle 
(depending on paddle speed) & can include tuition if you are new to SUP. 
Prices for a River Safari from either location are as follows:-

£72.00 per person inc VAT, minimum of 2 people or equivalent (£144).
Email: to book your SUP safari
The SHACs Covid Safe Procedures for Swimmers and Paddlers.

The SHAC are Back for Swimming.

During Covid 19 Easing we have different rules and procedures for Swimming. 

Forward booking until the end of June.

You are Welcome to Book with us for swimming If:
1: You and all of your household are not showing any Covid 19 related symptoms and you are in general good health.
2: Your age 16 or above.
3: You have your own wetsuit and equipment (including bright coloured swim hat.
4. You can swim 500m continuously.
5. You have completed the booking form via the link below.

Covid 19 - Swim Times - 45 min sessions only, we have increased the amount of session so we can welcome more swimmers:

Sunday Mornings : 8am - 8.45 am / 9am - 9.45am /10am - 10.45am / 11am - 11.45am
Tuesday Evenings : 5pm - 5.45pm / 6pm - 6.45pm / 7pm - 7.45pm
Friday Evening : 5pm - 5.45pm / 6pm - 6.45pm / 7pm - 7.45pm
Saturday Mornings : 9am - 9.45am /10am - 10.45am / 11am - 11.45am

Please watch our Covid Safe Procedure Film

The SHACs Covid 19 Update 12-05-2020

Due to the current Covid 19 situation all activities with The SHAC are currently on hold. Please follow live updates on our Facebook page for more information:

Following the announcements this week and with further consultation with industry governing bodies, Royal Life Saving Society, British Canoeing and Swim England etc as well as our insurance company we remain closed at the SHAC lagoon.
Please see the advice below:

We are working hard to make the necessary changes to how we operate to keep you and our team as safe a possible as always.
The Canal and River trust are opening up waterways from Wednesday for individuals choosing to paddle under the guidelines for social distancing. If you require equipment we can supply you with paddle boards and associated equipment and advice. Please email for sales.
Please note open water remains dangerously cold at this stage so please be careful of peoples interpretations of what’s allowed on social media and keep safety (aside from Covid 19) at the heart of any decisions made.
We can’t wait to welcome you back but will do so as and when we know we can do it effectively and safely for the general good health of everyone.
For all our latest updates please follow us on Facebook:

Thank you for your patience and please stay safe from all at Team SHAC

Welcome to The Surrey Hills Adventure Company - 

The Home of Adventure in Surrey.

The SHAC is an outdoor adventure organisation that does everything it can to get you outside to take some risks, have some fun and enjoy the beauty of the Surrey Hills and all it has to offer.   We also strive to educate people about our local environment and help them learn how best to cohabit with nature whilst enjoying the well documented health and mental benefits.

Coronavirus Update

During these unprecedent times, it is with a heavy and conflicted heart that we have made the decision to shut down the SHAC for the moment.

Please follow us on Facebook to keep positive and to share your training tips and videos.

As soon as we are back up and running, we'll be ready to offer the following adventures in the Surrey Hills. Until then - stay safe.

 Please note that we operate from more than one location so make sure you are coming to the correct location for the activity. Please check your booking confirmation for the location of your activity.

Our water activities take place at The SHACs SUP and Wild Swimming lagoon in Buckland Surrey , please click here for details:

  • New for 2020 our SUP Center at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford, details coming soon.

  • Our Woodland activities are held at Belmont School, Holmbury St Mary- The SHAC lagoon, Buckland Park, Reigate and Birtley House Estate in Bramley Guildford.

  • Mountain Biking Courses are held across the Surrey Hills Including but not limited to Leith Hill and Holmbury Hill in the heart of the Surrey Hills.

Introducing The Surrey Hills Adventure Company. 
Many people believe we are turning into a cotton wool society that are missing out on important experiences that help raise self-esteem, give confidence and increase motivation. The SHAC is here to help redress the balance through adventure.

Current research suggests that not allowing young people to engage in independent mobility and environmental learning, denies them the opportunity to develop the skills and resilience that they need to be able to be safe and manage complex environments effectively. There are also indications that such restrictions have long-term implications for young people’s future development, health and well-being.

The PRIMARY objective of SHAC is to help redress the balance by combining outdoor adventure with education and to re-connect children and adults with the great outdoors. We aim to help increase the understanding of the woodland and the water and its ecology whilst introducing the benefits of taking risks in a safe, well managed and informative environment.

Our courses deliver and inspire passion, motivating young people to become successful learners and to develop as healthy, confident, enterprising and responsible citizens with an understanding and mindfulness towards our environment.

The core values of our courses echo the key concepts of outdoor learning and education:  Challenge, enjoyment, relevance, depth, development of the whole person and an adventurous approach to learning, connecting your curriculum to the wider world. Through practical, hands on learning children gain a deeper understanding of the concepts taught.

It is often argued that exposing young people to risk is dangerous. We strongly believe that the polar opposite is true. Teaching young people to manage risks and to give them the skills to make good decisions and not to just know facts is extremely important for the development of a young person.

Welcome to the Surrey Hills Adventure Company.

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