To canoe, kayak or paddle board on many rivers and canals you need a licence. Purchased individually, licences would cost you around £130.
National association membership of organisations such as British Canoeing offers you licences covering 4,500km of waterways for as little as £29-£47 a year. Learn more and join now using the button below.
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Save up to £100 on waterways licences. Check if your river's covered.
Licence and public liability insurance for as little as £27 a year.
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