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Trails and Challenges

Discover the peace and tranquillity of Britain’s beautiful waterways, and get a completely new perspective on our towns and cities. Experience wildlife like never before, and learn the pleasure of being at one with the water, with nature and with other water users. Explore stunning coastlines and challenge yourself on natural and manmade whitewater… canoeing is a great way to stay fit and healthy!

Canoe Trails

Our Canoe Trails are a free resource that give you all the information you need to set out on a canoeing adventure by yourself, with family or friends. They are a great way for people with some canoeing experience to find new and exciting places to paddle.

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Challenge Routes

Looking for a new challenge? Something to plan and prepare for? Perhaps you'd like to raise money for charity, or simply try something new and different? Great, our Go Canoeing Challenge Routes are sure to inspire you and bring out the adventurer in you!

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As well as the fantastic Canoe Trails we have produced, here you’ll find details of a variety of other locations around the country where you can get out on the water.

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Inland Touring Awards

The British Canoeing Touring Awards are perfect for those who like to get out regularly and officially record their mileage.

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The Bliss Canoe Trail

The Bliss Canoe Trail is an 862 mile circumnavigation of the inland waterways of Britain. It was first described in a book titled 'Canoeing' by William Bliss in 1934. 

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