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
‘How can anyone own a river? It's a complete absurdity.'
Writer, paddler and naturalist Dr Amy-Jane Beer on rivers, kayaking, nature and access rights.
Carmen & Rok of Balkan River Defence talk river conservation in the latest edition of the Paddler Mag
Peter Tranter from the Paddler Mag caught up with Carmen & Rok from the Balkan River Defence to talk river conservation in the latest edition of the Paddler Mag.
Could you be a British Canoeing bug buster?
British Canoeing are looking to recruit a team of Bug Busters.
'Paddlers can help protect nature for future generations'
The UK Country Manager of ERDINGER shares his passion for paddling and how important nature is to him.