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Go Canoeing’s new seasonal Guided Tours

October 11, 2012

With the UK having just endured the soggiest summer for 100 years, many paddlers will be more than used to heading out in unpleasant weather. And while taking to the water on glorious summer afternoons may be many people’s idea of paddling heaven, it’s worth remembering that canoeing and kayaking are sports that can be enjoyed all year round.

In a bid to help more people discover the joys of autumn and winter paddling, Go Canoeing have arranged a series of Guided Tours running throughout October, November and into December. And to really help you beat away those winter blues, we’re even offering you a special 25% discount on all tours booked before December 31st. To take advantage of this offer, just enter discount code GDiscount1 when booking your tour.

Go Canoeing Development Officer Jenny Spencer said: “Many people see canoeing as just a summer sport, but this really is not the case and we want to encourage as many people as possible to give paddling a go in the autumn and winter months. October is a fabulous time of year to be in the great outdoors as the green leaves of summer fade into the burnished gold, copper and russet of the autumnal palette.

“As the nights draw in and temperatures drop, Britain’s waterways become a real winter wonderland and can be at their most spectacular at this time of year. Bright blue skies, frosty trees, and snow-dusted scenery provide a perfect backdrop for a peaceful paddle, free from the crowds of the peak summer months.”

Go Canoeing Guided Tour prices start from £18 for adults and £14 for children, with a maximum number of 12 participants per tour. We have tours running throughout the half term holiday as well as themed tours for Halloween and Bonfire Night. See the website for more information.

Guided Tours will be held at the following locations:

  • York City Centre Tour, York, October 24th, 29th, 31st and December 16th
  • Liverpool’s Albert Dock Tour, Liverpool – October 14th, November 18th and December 2nd
  • Salford Quays Tour, Greater Manchester – December 8th
  • Burton-on-Trent Tour, Staffordshire – October 31st, November 3rd and 17th
  • Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre to Trent Bridge Tour, Nottingham – October 23rd, 25th, November 4th, December 1st and 9th
  • Exeter Canal Tour, Devon – October 13th, November 18th, December 1st and 16th
  • Norwich City Tour, Norfolk – October 14th, November 1st, 4th, December 2nd and 16th
  • Windsor to Datchet Tour, Windsor – October 21st and December 2nd.

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