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Seasonal Fun

If you are looking for some fun paddling events in your area then look no further! Here you will find exciting and inspiring ways to get out on the water this season.

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We've got loads of great activities on offer, for paddlers of all ages and abilities!

Starter Sessions are the ideal way to get started and spend time together as a family or with friends. Learn the basics or refresh your skills in a safe and friendly environment.
Guided Tours allow you to explore more of your surrounding waterways with a knowledgeable guide. 
If you feel like being independent and going on your own adventure, take a look at our range of Canoe Trails. We have 90 different trails listed. Trails are all different lengths and can take you on many different trips; from urban adventures to peaceful countryside paddles.
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Sea Kayaking Events - Various Dates - Various Locations

Cumbria Canoeists have put together a fantastic diary of sea kayaking events throughout 2017. There is everything from Demo Days to Intro to Sea Kayaking Sessions and even multi-day sea kayaking trips. Whether you already love sea kayaking or would just like to give it a try, you will find a session for you.

Surf Kayak Symposium - Friday 28th April 2017 - Hayle, Cornwall

As well as surf kayak workshops for beginners (newcomers), intermediate (starting to catch green waves) and advanced (developing progressive surfing skills) there will be sessions on surf kayak/ski rolling, surf forecasting, safety in the surf, equipment design and much more. There will also be a range of different surf kayaks and skis for you to try. 

Midlands Canoe Show - Sunday 7th May - Northampton

The event is great fun for all the family, a huge amount to see and do including water rollers, workshops, competitions and more.

This is a fantastic opportunity for paddlers of all ability's to try the latest boats and equipment from the industry's leading brands as well as attend workshops in all aspects of paddlesport.

Hamble River Raid - Saturday 13th May 2017 - Hampshire

This is an annual timed rowing,kayaking,canoeing and stand up paddle boarding race over approximately 5 nautical miles on the Hamble River. The money raised  in the form of entry fees, sale of refreshments and and Hog Roast goes to local charities but competitors are welcome to raise their own money for other charities if they wish as well. 

Scottish Women's Paddle Symposium - 13th & 14th May 2017 - Kinlochleven, Lochaber

The aim of the weekend is to provide mentoring and inspiration to women who want to progress; whether that's to gain a new qualification or purely for enjoyment; all in a social and supportive environment.  

Whether you want to try a new discipline, increase your confidence in a specific area, or improve on a specific skill or technique, there is a workshop for you. 

Regional Tour; Stoke On Trent Heritage Trail - 13th May 2017 - Stoke On Trent

West Midlands Regional Development Team are running this tour from Westport Lake to Northwood Stadium.

This trip is open to non-club members, but will require them to be British Canoeing members.

Paddle In The Park - 3rd & 4th June 2017 - Nottingham

A multi-discipline paddle party held at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham!

Paddle in the Park is a weekend of free events, paddling competitions, demo boats and workshops, free paddling, river racing, raft racing and much much more!

Paddle To The Heart - Saturday 3rd June - Birmingham

Paddle into the centre of Birmingham from multiple start points before all meeting up at Brindley Place. Following some fun and games and a lunch break we will paddle the short distance to Icknield Port Loop, where car parking is available at Canal and Rivers Trust Yard, Icknield Port Road.

South West Paddle Fest - 2nd to 4th June 2017 - Cornwall

The South West Paddle Fest is an excellent family event to be introduced to the sport of Canoeing. You don’t need to have any previous canoeing experience, specialist kit or skills…just enjoy the festival and come and have a go!

Windermere Summer Solstice - Saturday 17th June - Cumbria

The Windermere Summer Solstice Lake Race is an exciting event held on England’s longest lake, at the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park. The race involves paddlers of all abilities completing either the half or full length of Windermere, and is open to an array of boats from surf skis to canoes.

Worcester Ring Challenge - Saturday 22nd July 2017 - Worcester

Worcester Canoe Club invite you to take part in the third year of our special challenge event, the Worcester Ring Challenge.

You can choose from one of two routes depending on your ambition, speed and boat (15 miles and 21 mile courses)

Katakanu Treasure Hunt - Saturday 19th August 2017 - Leicester

This year we will be hosting a new fun activity you can do on the river with the family. We are running a KataKanu Treasure Hunt.

Participants will be looked after by an Instructor as we paddle along the river looking for clues that will lead you to the secretly hidden treasure.

Rio Start Up – Mini Marathon with Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club –  Saturday 21st October

Come and try 2 mile race from the Canal centre to Ash Vale rail bridge and return. This is part of a series of events being run in conjunction with British Canoeing Southern Region Development team to promote entry level competition to paddlers.

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