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East Midlands

Welcome to East Midlands region. 
The place to find EMpaddlers on the British Canoeing site.
Home of paddling in the East Midlands.

The East Midlands region offers an extensive variety of water to paddle, with little access problems.

  • A large network of canals and river navigations with many backwaters to explore
  • Light whitewater sites capable of holding divisional slalom events and down river races
  • The long Lincolnshire coast line
  • The National Centre at Holme Pierrepont with its white water and regatta courses, the site of many national and international events Link
  • The artificial slalom course in Northamptonshire Link
  • One of the largest artificial lakes in Europe, Rutland Water Link

In line with British Canoeing’s plan for more places to paddle, we support the work of the 10 Canal Restoration Societies who are working at restoring more navigable miles to paddle. The Region comprises of the following counties:

  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottinghamshire 
  • Rutland

The Regional Development Team (RDT) is here to support paddlers, clubs and coaches in the region, and to promote paddling events throughout the East Midlands. For full details of all contacts visit our contact page here.