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
Floating Pennywort Removal Day on the Calder and Hebble Canal
Today, on the 4th Day of Invasive Non Native Species Week, a group of British Canoeing members, along with members of our Places to Paddle Team worked with the The Canal and River Trust to clear a section of canal from the highly invasive plant species known as Floating Pennywort.
Paddle Peak project kicks off with official launch in Derbyshire!
Olympic medallists joined over seventy guests at the official launch of Paddle Peak. The project, spearheaded Peak UK aims to promote responsible paddling and unite all water users in creating fair, shared and sustainable access to inland waterways.
Blog: Paddlers volunteer to help raise awareness of non native invasive species
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust shares how they hosted a successful train the trainer event for British Canoeing volunteers in a bid to help combat the spread of invasive species.
Clear Access, Clear Waters….Look how far we have come.
By the end of May, the Clear Access, Clear Waters campaign will have been live for 6 months! We proudly launched our Charter on 28th November, 2019 - and we have already come a long way….