Options range from canoe touring, to discover the peace and tranquillity of Britain’s waterways, to white-water paddling for that pure adrenaline rush. Whatever you choose you will find that canoeing is a great way to stay fit and healthy.
Explore stunning coastlines, peaceful inland waterways or white-water rapids and learn the pleasure of being at one with the water and nature.
Canoeing is a low impact aerobic workout that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. Getting outside and enjoying nature can also be good for your mental health.
Beginners sessions can cost as little as £2.50, but prices will vary between providers.
Canoes can be expensive, but while you’re starting out in the sport, most clubs and centres have equipment that can be borrowed or hired.
As well as these basics, you will also need a canoe or kayak, a paddle and a buoyancy aid, which is an absolute must. All of these items can usually be provided by your local canoe club or centre, although it is worth checking with them before arriving for your session.
British Canoeing has a club/activity provider search facility called Canoe Near You on their website (link below). There is also the Go Paddling website which the home for recreational paddlers. Again link below.
There are 22 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.
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