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Recreational Events

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.

Clubs, centres and providers run a wide range of events throughout the year. From regional tours to sea kayaking symposiums and fun, come and try it events, there is sure to be something for you.

Are you organising an event that you would like us to promote? Get in touch with our events team at 

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Potteries Paddlers Regional Paddle - Harecastle Tunnel/Stoke Heritage Trail - Sun 20th May, 2018

This tour offers two starting points, one from Westport Lake to Northwood Stadium (10am), the other starting at the Harecastle Tunnel (7am) where this will be the first ever official paddling event to be allowed to go through the 1.66 mile long Harecastle Tunnel.
For more information email: 

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River Medway Silly Hats Tour - 13th June 2018

Join in this fun tour, whilst wearing your best silly hat. There will be a prize for the best silly hat, sponsored by Kent Canoes. Starting at Tonbridge Canoe Club and finishing at Yalding or a shorter tour starting at Hartlake Bridge and finishing at Yalding.

There will also be demo boats available at Yalding in the afternoon, again sponsored by Kent Canoes.

Email for more information.

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Worcester Ring Challenge 14th July 2018

Worcester Canoe Club invite you to take part in the fourth year of their special challenge event, the Worcester Ring Challenge. You can choose either the 21 mile route or 15 mile route depending on your ambition, speed and boat.

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Paddle in the Park - 2nd - 3rd June 2018

A weekend full of paddling activities for all the family. Lagoon passes will be available from Holme Pierrepont for participants to have a go at all flat water activities for the day.

White water passes and white water workshops can be bought through British Canoeing. For more information about what is happening throughout the weekend, please follow the link above.

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Paddle To The Heart Saturday 9th June

Come and join the West Midlands team in the seventh annual Paddle to the Heart event, choose from one of the many canal networks leading into Birmingham city centre at Brindley Place and join us in a day of paddling our regional waterways to find out more please click here.

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Paddlefest 16th & 17th June

Aztec Adventure, Upton Warren, Bromsgrove.

A weekend of canoe / kayak related workshops, skills updates and coaching. This event is open to all paddlers within the West Midlands region whether you are a coach or not and no matter what your level of experience may be.

This events aim to provide an excellent opportunity for coaches to:
- Update your personal repertoire of skills and /or learn new ones.
- Meet other coaches and share ideas
- Participate in workshops to develop coaching, paddling and rescue skills
- Try and/or learn from other parts of paddlesport
- Get your Coaching & Canoeing questions answered  

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Windermere Canoe Kayak Annual Summer Solstice Race 2018, 23rd-24th June

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 open to an array of boats from surf skis to canoes to stand-up paddleboards.

Doggy Paddle

Doggy Paddle - Sunday 22nd July 2018

The Doggy Paddle is an 18 mile charity paddle for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, a flatwater recreational paddle from Leamington Spa to Stratford-upon-Avon, taking place on the Sunday 22nd July 2018. Kayak/canoe this beautiful stretch of the River Leam & Avon. The trip takes you from Royal Leamington Spa, through the spectacular grounds of Warwick Castle and Charlecote Park, ending in historic Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Pedal Paddle Pace - July 8th 2018  

Pedal, Paddle, Pace, (PPP) is a unique form of triathlon, with kayaking instead of swimming! It's an event for everyone to enjoy.

Pedal 20km through Hampshire Country Lanes (average time 1hr), Pace 5km along the newly- restored Hockley Viaduct (average time 30 mins) and then Paddle 2km up the Itchen Navigation Canal (average time 20 mins). See the route map and find out more details on the link above.

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Regional Sea Kayak Paddle – Anglesey 1-2nd September 2018

A two day Sea Kayaking Paddle, on Anglesey, over the weekend on 1-2 Sep 18.  The event is open to those kayakers who have access to their own Sea Kayaks, or to those current paddlers who would like to try Sea Kayaking.  This is not suitable for those individuals who have no previous kayaking experience.  
For more information email Charlie on: email

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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.

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

You can now find all currently listed Activities and Events on our Canoe Near You map.

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