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
BLOG: View from the Riverbank - British Canoeing Work in the House of Lords
Places to Paddle Manager Ben Seal tells us about a key piece of work the team has been doing to put forward changes to the new Agriculture Bill which will be debated today in the House of Lords.
BLOG View From The Riverbank - Supporting #Growbackbetter
British Canoeing has signed up to support the Wildlife and Countryside Link (WCL) in its Grow Back Better campaign to kick-start a green recovery.
Access edition of Paddlecast
Tonight Etienne will be discussing access, trespass and land ownership with campaigner Guy Shrubsole and author Nick Hayes
Temporary closure of land at Holne Bridge
British Canoeing has had to take the unfortunate decision of temporarily restricting access to its site on the banks of the River Dart near Holne Bridge.