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
Warning as aggressive fast-growing weed is spotted on the Broads
Unfortunately, the Broads Authority have identified the highly invasive aquatic plant known as Floating pennywort in a number of areas in the Norfolk Broads. This aquatic weed that grows up to 20cm a day and can clog up streams and rivers.
INNS American signal crayfish reported on the River Coquet
British Canoeing has recently received a report from the Environment Agency of an American signal crayfish on the River Coquet near Felton.
INNS Quagga mussels found at Hall Reservoir and Rutland Water
British Canoeing has recently received reports that this highly invasive and problematic invasive species has unfortunately found its way into two important recreational waters in the East Midlands.
#EndSewagePollution Petition Delivered to DEFRA
A 44,691 signature strong petition calling for an end to sewage pollution and a guarantee of safe seas and rivers all year round has been delivered digitally via an online call to Secretary of State for the Environment, George Eustice, by a coalition of ocean and river activists.