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99 miles of new waterways for members to explore!

Adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts, grab your paddles! A further 99 miles (160km) of waterways are opening up for British Canoeing members.

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(c) Anna Lenz

British Canoeing and the The Middle Level Commissioners are unveiling new navigable waterways in The Fens of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

The Middle Level Commissioners oversee a network of water routes that connect the River Nene and River Great Ouse navigations. 

British Canoeing membership is a gateway to these waterways providing an unforgettable experiences for paddlers of all levels. 

Exploring the Middle Levels provides access to the charming towns of Whittlesey, Ramsey, and March. 

It's also a chance to visit quaint villages like Benwick, Ramsey Forty Foot, Upwell, and Outwell. 

Each of them offers a glimpse into the region's history and culture.

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Paul Burrows, Chief Executive, Middle Level Commissioners, on the Middle Level system. (c)Fenswims

Ben Seal, Head of Access and Environment: "These waterways are a hidden gem for adventurers. 

“The thrill of navigating these historic routes will be an experience like no other. 

“Having Middle Level Navigations is a great benefit for British Canoeing members and we hope they will paddle and enjoy these waterways in time.”

Paul Burrows, Chief Executive, Middle Level Commissioners:

“As a newcomer to paddlesports myself, I’m delighted that we are now in a formal partnership with British Canoeing.

“It will enable people of all ages and abilities to access our somewhat unique navigable waterways with a British Canoeing waterways licence. 

“We welcome responsible paddling on our network and aim that via this partnership we can improve access for paddlers over the coming years.” 

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(c) Anna Lenz

Craig Duff, Paddle Trails & PaddlePoints content lead at British Canoeing: 

"This is great for the paddling community, and I can't wait to create a couple of trails to help people embark on their own adventures!

“If you're ready to embark on your next paddling adventure, look no further. It's a wonderful opportunity to promote eco-friendly tourism in the region. 

“Explore these stunning waterways on PaddlePoints, a platform that makes planning your trip a breeze.  

“Plus, you can contribute to the community by adding your own routes, sharing the joy of paddling with others.”

It's time to grab your paddle, don your PFD, and get ready to paddle through the waterways of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. 

Your next epic adventure awaits!

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