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: View from the Riverbank - A Call to Action
While the political circus of the last few months may now seem a distant memory and we all quietly hurtle towards our final and ultimate departure from the EU, the Government has firmly got its skates on and begun pushing through legislation which affects each and every one of us.
Join the SAS Beach Clean: Summit to Sea this April!
British Canoeing and The Canoe Foundation are once again delighted to be supporting Surfers Against Sewage as Community and Charity Partners for their Spring Beach Clean Summit to Sea, and are calling for paddlers to register their clean up events on inland waterways, rivers and lakes!
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.