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
New trespass proposals put countryside access at risk
British Canoeing has joined with other leading outdoor organisations to write to the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and Defra to express serious concerns about the government’s proposal to change trespass rules.
BLOG: A View from the riverbank - Clear Access, Clear Waters in 2020
Our campaign to secure fair, shared, sustainable open access to England’s waterways began two years ago, see how far we have come since then.
Another successful "black bag Friday" for Paddle Peak
The local community group Paddle Peak have been out again recently continuing in their quest to remove all of last year’s flood debris left strewn down the banks of the River Derwent from Darley Dale downstream.
Open letter to Prime Minister published to extend Countryside and Rights of Way Act
An open letter to Boris Johnson was published today to mark the 20th anniversary of the Countryside and Right of Way Act. The letter is part of the Right To Roam campaign and proposes an urgent extension of the Countryside and Rights of Way act to cover Rivers, Woodland and Green Belt land.