Lancaster Canal

Opening in 1819 the Lancaster canal is a 41 mile stretch of canal in the North West of England. If you’re looking for a place to paddle which requires no portages and pretty scenery, the Lancaster Canal is your best friend, as over the whole of the 41 miles, there…

Llangollen canal

The Llangollen canal is an impressive stretch of canal and will tick many boxes with paddlers. It’s 46 miles in length, making it great for multi-day trips should you wish. It’s cross country, with the canal crossing the England/Wales border. Furthermore, it starts just west of Crewe where it meets…

Huddersfield Broad Canal

The Huddersfield Broad Canal is a 3.7 mile stretch of canal maintained by the Canal & River Trust. The canal has a total of 9 locks along the route. At one end it links the Calder and Hebble Navigation to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. From there it then continues through…

Haddiscoe Cut

A canal in the Norfolk Broads, the Haddiscoe cut is a short, straight paddle straight canal. It literally 'cuts' through the Broads countryside and links the River Yare to the River Waveney. Originally, the canal was built to reduce journey times between Lowestoft to Norwich. As you paddle along, enjoy…

Grand Western Canal

An opportunity to paddle through beautiful Devonshire countryside with no locks or portages. The Grand Western Canal was born of an idea to link the Bristol and English Channels. Never entirely completed it was instead used to supply limestone and coal to lime kilns. Although spring fed there is no…

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

One of the most successful canals of its time, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal was very much used as a cargo carrying canal right up until its last haul in 1972. Because of this, the canal is in pretty good nick when it comes to paddling along it. It stretches…

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

A paddle through the pennines! The Huddersfield Narrow Canal is one of those places you HAVE to paddle if you’re into dramatic scenery. Cutting through the rugged hills of the pennies, and weaving through wooded countryside and past historic mills. The canal is a ‘must’ for canal boaters and should…

Manchester Ship Canal

Small crafts are not usually permitted on the Manchester Ship Canal. It is still used as a busy shipping canal and large commercial barges and small cruise ships are common along the route. A licence is required to paddle here but it is not included in British Canoeing membership. Please…

Grantham Canal

The Grantham canal is under reconstruction. Nature has reclaimed most of it rendering much of the original route unpaddleable. The Canal & River Trust is currently working on restoring parts of the waterway.

Kennet and Avon Canal

The Kennet and Avon canal passes through lovely countryside and small villages, and at 87 miles long with 105 locks along the route, it’s the perfect canal for those who like a multi-day adventure, or just a really challenging paddle! The Kennet and Avon canal crosses from Reading to Bristol.…
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