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
Bridgewater Canal marks 260th anniversary by welcoming paddle boarders to the waterway
British Canoeing and the Bridgewater Canal Trust are pleased to announce that Stand up Paddleboarding on the canal is now permitted.
Canal & River Trust update the Waterway Code for paddlers, boaters and anglers
British Canoeing and paddlers across the country have worked with the Canal & River Trust to help shape and update their new Waterway Code.
Cleaning the River Derwent, saving the sea...
The Paddle Peak team were out again cleaning the River Derwent through Matlock Bath this week. The crew cleared from Artist Corner, down to Cromford and loaded their canoes, kayaks and paddle boards full of rubbish, comprising of agricultural waste, litter and sanitary waste.
Students from Duchy College help clean up the river Tamar
British Canoeing would like to say a huge thank you to the students from Duchy College who organised a successful clean up along a 5 mile stretch of the river Tamar in Cornwall.