British Canoeing is committed to playing a leading role in securing a clear future for our waters, and improving access on and along the water for paddlers.
Access to water and protection of the special places we paddle are fundamental aspects of our sport. We all want more places to go canoeing and we want them to be safe, clean and accessible.
British Canoeing is committed to working to secure fair, shared, sustainable access to water in England. 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.
The Places to Paddle Team at British Canoeing is dedicated to supporting the needs of members and the wider paddling community. Vital to our work is the support from volunteers. We hope this section of the website may help inspire you to take action and make a difference locally. We have tried to provide 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 at [email protected] You can find details of locally available advice on the 'local contacts page'
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Access and Environment News
Blog: View from the Riverbank Update
Your latest update on all things 'Clear Access, Clear Waters' and what the team have been up to over the summer, from Places to Paddle Manager, Ben Seal .
Paddle Peak inspires 240 local youngsters at the Cromford Mill Outdoors Weekend
Paddle Peak headed up by Escape UK (Belper based adventure providers) and Peak UK (Darley Dale based paddlesport equipment manufacturers) ran come and try kayaking sessions over the scorching bank holiday weekend as part of Cromford Mill’s Outdoor Weekend.
Blog: Women's Paddling Ambassador Emma on the Desmond Family Canoe Trail
Last week we told you about the new Desmond Family Canoe Trail which officially launches at the end of August. To celebrate the trail launch, women's paddling ambassador Skye De Wilde took on the trail in two different ways...
New coast to coast paddle trail launched with 162 mile relay and celebration events
A five-year youth project to create the UK’s first coast to coast canoe trail reaches a climax this month with a fortnight’s celebrations organised by the Canal & River Trust charity across the entire 162 mile route, from Liverpool in the West to Goole on the Humber estuary.