We are always working to secure greater recognition of the need for improved access to and along our waterways, and you can find details of this work, and our policies in this area, through these pages.
Our Waterways & Environment team is working to ensure paddlers can take part in work to improve our waterways through volunteering, and engagement with a wide variety of partners, and we hope this section of the website helps you find the resources you need to get involved too.
addition we are always working to secure greater recognition of the need for
improved access to and along our waterways, and you can find details of this
work, and our policies in this area, through these pages.
British Canoeing works with a wide variety of organisations involved in all aspects of our waterways – from recreational partners through to environmental charities. Here are our major partnerships. If your organisation is involved in promoting sustainable recreation on the water, or in protecting and enhancing our water environments, please contact us.Read more →
The Waterways & Environment team are working on a range of exciting projects in 2016. These will focus on our twin aims of promoting recreational access to our waterways and demonstrating the sport’s commitment to helping strengthen our natural environments. You’ll hear more about these projects soon thorugh out Waterways & Environment updates – but our page for the Historic Rights Of Way project is up and running live.We hope all of these projects will be as interactive as possib…Read more →
The waterways and oceans are the canoeists playing field and the places where we go canoeing can vary widely, unlike other sports. From rivers and canals, to regatta lakes, pitches, play spots and white water courses; from man made to natural, remote to urban. There is truly something for everyone.Read more →
Waterways & Environment news
Pollution incident on the River Irwell
British Canoeing has recently been informed that there has been a significant pollution incident on the River Irwell which was first reported on 3rd April 2017 with a second report of substances entering the river on 23rd April.
River Exe Estuary – Voluntary Exclusion Zones
British Canoeing has been made aware of a proposal to introduce Voluntary Exclusion Zones in the River Exe Estuary by the Exe Estuary Management Partnership (EEMP) on behalf of the South East Devon Habitat Regulations Executive Committee.