British Canoeing is committed to playing a leading role in securing a bright future for our waters, and improving access to and along the water for paddlers.
We are always working to secure greater recognition of the need for improved access to and along our waterways, and you can find details of this work, and our policies in this area, through these pages.
Our Waterways & Environment team is working to ensure paddlers can take part in work to improve our waterways through volunteering, and engagement with a wide variety of partners, and we hope this section of the website helps you find the resources you need to get involved too.
In addition we are always working to secure greater recognition of the need for improved access to and along our waterways, and you can find details of this work, and our policies in this area, through these pages.
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Access and Environment News
Six new canoe trails launched across England
Six new canoe trails have launched across England with four trails on the River Exe, one trail on the River Wear through Durham, and one for the nature lovers on the Peak Forest Canal on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District.
Birmingham canoe trails: Wyrley & Essington canal
Places to paddle manager Ben Seal took a journey along the first leg from Brownhills Canoe Centre along the Wyrley & Essington to test the water!
Dudley and Netherton Tunnel tour a huge success!
On Saturday 21st October, 53 paddlers took to the waters around Dudley to explore the elusive Dudley and Netherton tunnel system which is only open to canoes and kayaks on a few days a year.
Access issue raised at recent Conservative Party Conference event
Bruce Buckland, one of our Waterway Volunteers, recently attended the Conservative Party Conference and engaged a number of MP’s on rivers access.