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…

Nottingham and Beeston Canal

The Nottingham and Beeston Canal is a relatively short paddle at just 2.5 miles long with 3 locks. The canal flows straight through the city of Nottingham, directly under the towering, old British Waterways building, past the court system and past the very popular waterfront venue where you’ll notice hundreds…

Regents Canal

Looking up at London from the waterway certainly gives it a different perspective. The Regents Canal is an absolute gem to paddle on a pleasant day and is one that not many people think to explore. We’re always drawn to the countryside when we paddle but urban environments can be…

Ripon Canal

A short canal at just 2.3 miles long, the Ripon Canal in Yorkshire begins on the outskirts of Ripon and flows into the River Ure at Oxclose Lock. From here you can join the flow of the river and paddle all the way to the River Ouse at York if…

Rushall Canal

Did you know? Birmingham has more waterways than Venice. When you start to study the map around Birmingham on the PaddlePoints site you’ll see that to be true! Birmingham is literally bursting with canals all ready for you to explore. The Rushall Canal is one of the Birmingham canal navigations,…

Monmouth Brecon Canal

A hidden gem and a wildlife haven… we don’t use these two phrases lightly! But the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal is truly deserving of such praise. A tranquil, beautiful 35 mile long stretch, reaching from Brecon to Sebastopol follows the line of the Usk Valley through the well-known Brecon Beacons…

Peak Forest Canal

Described as one of the most scenic canals in the country, the Peak Forest canal is 15 miles of paddle-heaven. It flows past mill workers cottages, lush woodland and open meadows. The canal is a route popular with nature lovers for its variety of flora and fauna along the route.…

Pocklington Canal

There aren’t many sections of the canal that can boast as much wildlife as this one. For good reason, the Pocklington Canal is popular with wildlife lovers from across the country. And over this relatively short canal, it packs a huge wildlife punch. Measuring just 9.5 miles in length and…

Reach Lode

The Reache Lode is located in Cambridgeshire. It is one of the many ‘lodes’ in the area that eventually connect to the River Great Ouse before joining The Wash at Kings Lynn. First, the Reach Lode joins the River Cam at Upware though, before joining with a few of the…

Rochdale Canal

Restored and reopened by volunteers in 2002, the Rochdale canal links Manchester to Sowerby Bridge on a cross-Pennine route. The canal stretches 32 miles in total, with a whopping 91 locks on the stretch… but the steep climb of the canal is worth it for the views, so we’re told!…