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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find details of locally available advice on the 'local contacts page'
Get out on the water
Access and Environment News
Symonds Yat: Notice of Works
Please be aware from Monday 13th August there will be works undertaken at Symonds Yat on the River Wye.
Guest Blog: From time-trials to a seven-day trail
This week's blog post comes from Canal Laureate 2018 for the Canal & River Trust, Nancy Campbell, who took to the waters to write about her journey along the Leeds Liverpool canal.
Important notice about floating pennywort - Thames area
Find out more about the current floating pennywort spread and help the Environment Agency by reporting the current distribution of this invasive species and take measures to prevent the spread.
Advice to Paddlers
Advice for paddlers regarding water shortage situation and Blue Green Algae.