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
Midlands Canoe Club member celebrates birthday with river clean!
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, one member of Midland Canoe Club (MCC) based in Darley Abbey on the River Derwent, decided she wanted to celebrate her 60th birthday in style. So what do you do these days for a lockdown birthday? Organise a COVID compliant, socially distanced river clean, of course!
British Canoeing to support Surfers Against Sewage 'Million Mile Clean'
Created in response to the pandemic, the Million Mile Clean connects your collective beach, street, river and mountain cleaning action. The campaign aims to inspire, empower and support 100,000 volunteers walking 10 miles whilst cleaning the places they love. It will be the biggest and most impactful clean up event ever!
British Canoeing is back with a new series of the Paddlecast
British Canoeing is back with a new series of the Paddlecast tonight with guests from across the paddlesport community talking to host Etienne Stott MBE.
New Police Powers Bill receives 2nd reading in the Commons
This week the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill receives its second reading in the House of Commons, which could potentially have a negative impact on our access to the countryside.