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: Paddlers help raise funds to protect special areas for conservation
In the latest blog post written for the Clear Access, Clear Waters campaign, East Midlands paddler Kirston Elton explains how paddlers can team up with local organisations to create a force for good.
First environmental workshop of 2020 takes place focusing on INNS
On the 14th January the Places to Paddle Team joined forces with the Kirst Elton from the East Midland Regional Development Team to deliver the first environmental workshop in 2020.
Woody Snapper presented with Community Champion Award
Aged just 17, Woody Snapper has become the youngest person to be presented with the Community Champion award sponsored by Peak UK following his excellent work around cleanups with his local club. An active member of Nottingham Kayak Club, Woody is a prime example of the brilliant part paddlers play to protect our environment.
Clear Access, Clear Waters website launched
British Canoeing has launched a brand new website to support its groundbreaking campaign, Clear Access, Clear Waters, making it easier for all water users to get behind their ambition of fair, shared, sustainable open access.