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
British Canoeing at the heart of Biosecurity in the Houses of Parliament
Richard Atkinson, British Canoeing's Waterways and Environment Policy Officer has been on the road attending high profile meetings to share the work British Canoeing are doing to tackle invasive non-native species.
View from the Riverbank: from paddles to Parliament
In the latest edition of View from the Riverbank Ben Seal shares how little steps add to progress, finding small wins in unexpected places and why getting MP’s on the water is part of the solution.
Bath workers commute 20 miles to work in a canoe for 'Clear Air Day'
Three Bath commuters will made the Avon river their route into work on 20th June, when they paddled to the office in a canoe.
Memorial sculpture takes up permanent residence at British Canoeing's Ripon site
A metal sculpture of a battle weary soldier leading his horse has now found a permanent home at one of the British Canoeing Places to paddle sites in Ripon.