For many years, Yorkshire Water has supported recreational use of its land, rivers and reservoirs. Available activities have ranged from walking, cycling and horse-riding to fishing and water-sports - including paddle-sports.
In the Dales, Yorkshire Water supports England's premier dam-released white water facility: The Washburn. Elsewhere in Yorkshire, centres such as Howstean Gorge and Underbank Outdoor Activity Centre provide canoeists and kayakers with sustainable, inclusive, affordable access to key Yorkshire Water reservoirs.
In June 2015, Yorkshire Water invited the Yorkshire Region of British Canoeing to an "Exploring Opportunities On Our Land" event to discuss extending recreational opportunities, and in September 2015 the region proposed assorted “more and better places to paddle” initiatives which would serve as a model for partnership working throughout the UK.
Yorkshire Water news
Feedback on the 1st Access and Environment Consultation - Castleford - 31st January 2018.
VACANCY - BC Access & Environment Officer
Could you improve waterway access and deliver British Canoeing’s environmental awareness campaign? British Canoeing wants a new staff member to lead on environment and conservation...
Yorkshire Water events
Song-of-the-Paddle "Big Meet" 2016 @ Ripon
Magdalen's Road, Ripon. HG4 1HX.
Annual gathering of Open Boaters - based around members of the Song-of-the-Paddle forum - getting together this year on the banks of the River Ure in North Yorkshire...
Playboating, Boater-X, National Championship Racing, a BBQ and a Party at England's Premier Dam Release River...
Summer Paddlesports Festival - Playboating, Boater-X, National Championship Racing, a BBQ and a Party at England's Premier Dam Release River...