There are so many special places to go canoeing in the UK. We aim to help provide the inspiration and the knowledge to help you get out there and go paddling!
In this area you will find information on British Canoeing Canoe Trails; our mini guides to waterways, providing all the information you need to get you on an adventure! We are continually adding new trails each month, so keep your eyes peeled for new routes.
You will also find info on British Canoeing’s own special Places to Paddle portfolio as well as canoe hire and camping.
Just looking for information on the rivers and canals you can paddle with your British Canoeing membership? Click here for a full list of the waterways licenses included in your membership.
Get out on the water
Places to Paddle News
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.
185 Burnley School children combine science & canoeing on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
The Canal & River Trust waterway charity hosted a week-long programme of free canoeing and science activities for local schoolchildren in Burnley.