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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.

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Windemere Canoe And Kayak

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.

London Sup Open

The London SUP Open - July 7th - July 8th 2018

The London SUP Open is the UK's largest SUP Festival that celebrates not only the sport of Stand Up Paddling, but also the unique and alluring beach lifestyle right at the heart of one of the World's most iconic Cities. The event welcomes paddlers of all abilities with entry level activities to pro races. Click above for more information!

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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.


Ladies 'Finding Freestyle' Festival Weekend - July 14th - 15th 2018

The first of Freestyle GB's – ‘Finding Freestyle’ series is the ‘Ladies Festival Weekend’. It’s a chance for women to take part in workshops, meet and get coached by some of the top ladies in freestyle, share a campsite, BBQ and make new friends. Social and peer paddling all weekend with optional workshops.

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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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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.

Sea Kayaking Anglesey

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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Surf Kayak Symposium - 12th - 14th October

This Surf Kayak Symposium is based in the stunning St Ives Bay, Cornwall which forms a shallow crescent, some 4 miles or 6 km across, between St Ives in the west and Godrevy Head in the east. Sign up before the 2nd October.

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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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