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
Cleaning the River Derwent, saving the sea...
The Paddle Peak team were out again cleaning the River Derwent through Matlock Bath this week. The crew cleared from Artist Corner, down to Cromford and loaded their canoes, kayaks and paddle boards full of rubbish, comprising of agricultural waste, litter and sanitary waste.
Students from Duchy College help clean up the river Tamar
British Canoeing would like to say a huge thank you to the students from Duchy College who organised a successful clean up along a 5 mile stretch of the river Tamar in Cornwall.
Sea kayakers: Fill ya hatch! This World Oceans Day
This World Oceans Day, 8th June, we're launching a brand new initiative aimed at sea kayakers to join in the Clear Access, Clear Waters campaign.
Launch of a new national campaign to control the highly invasive Floating Pennywort
British Canoeing have joined water-based recreational groups, along with environment organisations and the Government, to help halt the spread of a highly invasive non-native plant that is choking rivers and lakes across the UK.