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@example.com. You can find details of locally available advice on the 'local contacts page'
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Access and Environment News
BLOG: Check Clean Dry your boat gently down the stream
Getting on board with Biosecurity, how can you can Slow the Spread of Invasive Species. A new blog post by Cat Shannon, Researcher in Biosecurity for Invasive Non-Native Species at the University of Leeds.
Access and Environment Blog: Correspondence with DEFRA
British Canoeing Chair, John Coyne OBE wrote to the Secretary of State for DEFRA, Rt Honourable Michael Gove, outlining the intention of British Canoeing to launch its new Access and Environment Charter this Autumn.
Bottles, mops and wheelbarrows - a team of paddlers clean up Wigan canal
Paddlers clear 20 bags of rubbish which containing 430 plastic bottles as well as polystyrene chip trays, cans, a fishing rod, mop and half a wheelbarrow along a one and a half mile stretch.
Paddle-boarders to clean up Wigan canal
A group of stand up paddle boarders will journey to Wigan on Sunday 30th September 2018 to clean up the canal.