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@example.com. You can find details of locally available advice on the 'local contacts page'
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Access and Environment News
Blog: Places to Paddle team carry out clean up on the River Derwent
On Monday 18th June, Chantelle Grundy, Access & Environment Officer, and the rest of the Places to Paddle team took to the River Derwent in Derby to carry out a river clean up and practice what they preach.
Blog: Wash down on the Washburn
Richard Atkinson, Waterways and Environment Policy Officer at British Canoeing, recently attended the Washburn recreational cruise to help introduce their new biosecurity wash down facility and explain to paddlers the importance of Check, Clean, Dry when fighting the threat of invasive non native species.
Blog: 7th annual Paddle to the Heart a great success!
In the first of our guest blog series Clare Dallaway, British Canoeing Board Member, West Midlands Chair and paddler with Royal Sutton Coldfield Canoe Club, talks about how the annual Paddle to the Heart event in Birmingham has now added a new dimension by cleaning while paddling!
Blog: An update from the Places to Paddle team
In the first of a new blog series, Places to Paddle Manager Ben Seal offers an insight into the recent work British Canoeing has been doing on Access and Environment.