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
Kingston Kayak Club helping to save the oceans!
We hear from Kingston Kayak Club who took to the water to complete a clean up of the entire length of Beverley Beck.
Blog: Clear Access Clear Waters Campaign by Ivan Lawler
Just occasionally there comes an opportunity for a person to step up and make a genuine difference.
British Canoeing launches Access and Environment Charter
British Canoeing officially launches its Access and Environment Charter - Clear Access, Clear Waters at an event in Westminster.
Safety Alert - Weil's Disease
Advice on Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis). All water users should be aware of this potentially fatal infection and how to take preventative measures.