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: Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme
Our latest blog post comes from Richard Atkinson, Waterways and Environment Policy Officer, around how paddlers can get involved in the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme once Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
British Canoeing keeps Paddlers paddling on the Cam
British Canoeing is pleased to inform its members that an agreement has been reached with the Cam Conservators to extend the licence agreement for the section of the River Cam under their jurisdiction until the end of March 2021.
Outdoor recreation leaders back Prime Minister and urge public to stay local if getting active outside
British Canoeing is part of a 35-strong group of leading national outdoor activity, tourism, nature, health and rescue organisations, that has come together to back the Prime Minister’s call for the public to behave responsibly while exercising outside.
Jo Moseley awarded Clear Access, Clear Waters Community Champion Award
Over the last few years stand up paddle boarder and all round positive role model Jo Moseley has been on a mission. A self proclaimed joy encourager, midlife adventurer and beach cleaner, Jo has spent the last few years taking on several adventures and raising money for various charities close to her heart.