Canoeing is one of the most accessible and sociable sports in the UK; with something for every age, ability and pace of life.

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.


Starter sessions provide a safe and fun introduction to Canoeing. They are open to everyone and you don’t need any previous canoeing experience, specialist kit or skills as everything you need will be provided for you.

Giuided Tours - a Go Canoeing Guided Tour provides a great way to get on the water and head out on a canoeing adventure.

Canoeing / Kayaking in your area

There are 21 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.

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Phil Scowcroft 

Area Development Officer (Central and North)

British Canoeing