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Waterways & Environment

British Canoeing is committed to playing a leading role in securing a bright future for our waters, and improving access to and along the water for paddlers.


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.

In 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.

Access to waterways

British Canoeing is working hard to improve access to and along all our waterways – from rivers and canals to lakes and the coast.

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Environmental Good Practice

As sports, Canoeing and kayaking is widely regarded to be a sport with a benign environmental impact. It is however important for all paddlers to be aware of their responsibilities in helping ensure the environment is protected and enhanced for all.

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Research & consultations

Here are details of various reports and consultations which have been commissioned regarding the environmental impact of paddlesports. We give you a brief overview together with the opportunity to download the full report.

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Partnerships

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.

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Useful links

We put together lots of useful links for you.

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Projects

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…

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