Protecting the places we paddle
Access to water and protecting the places we paddle are fundamental to British Canoeing. We will continue campaigning for safe, clean and accessible places to paddle.
British Canoeing is committed to securing fair, shared and sustainable access to water across the country.
Protection of our environment is of paramount importance and you can find details of the work British Canoeing is doing and how you can get involved through these pages.
Our Places to Paddle team is dedicated to supporting the needs of members and the wider paddling community.
Support from volunteers is vital to our work. We hope this section of the website will inspire you to take action and make a difference locally.
We have provided useful resources to inform, educate and support.
If you have something specific you require help or advice on, please do not hesitate to contact our team.
You can find details of locally available advice on the local contacts page.
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Access and Environment News
View from the River Bank: Why Blue Space matters more than ever
Ben Seal, British Canoeing's Head of Access and Environment, explains why things are slowly changing for the better when it comes to accessing blue spaces.
British Canoeing response to reports of Labour’s U-turn on Right to Roam
The Guardian is reporting today that Labour have ‘U-turned’ on plans to bring a new ‘Right to Roam’.
British Canoeing president praises volunteers at floating pennywort event
British Canoeing's president Dee Paterson joins volunteers and partners on the water to help shift about four tonnes of invasive floating pennywort.
Ban wet wipes containing plastic? Share your views
A consultation on banning wet wipes containing plastic has been begun in a bid to tackle plastic pollution and clean up our waterways.