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
Whoosh Explore canoe club share how their river clean ups have engaged more paddlers
Whoosh Explore Canoe Club were inspired by last years Autumn Beach and River Clean Campaign to make waterways clean-ups a regular thing. Not only have they continued them as a club, they have joined forces with other organisations too to make the clean ups an even bigger success!
Linton White Water Course set to open in Yorkshire
The partnership project will see an innovative new white water course open in Yorkshire which also aids the migration of fish up the River Ouse to spawn.
Gove given copy of Access Charter thanks to Colchester Canoe Club.
Great work by Colchester Canoe Club member, Steve Waters working alongside his local MP Will Quince MP, leads to meeting with Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
How a kayak commute turned heads in central London
George Bullard, record breaking explorer, and former British Canoeing McGregor Challenge Award winner, shares his top tips for getting outside to enjoy environmentally friendly activities such as paddling, and why his kayak commute to work turned heads in central London.