Places to Paddle in the North West

The North West of England is home to some truly unique coastlines and stunning lakes. With so many places to paddle in the North West, we have pulled together just a couple of our highlights. With coastlines, the Lake District, Cumbria, and a few cities too, there is a huge…

What should I wear on the water?

Getting out on the water on a paddleboard, canoe, or kayak is a brilliant way to spend your free time. However, you need to be dressed appropriately to get the most out of your time on the water. Wearing the wrong clothes may well lead to you getting cold quickly…

Buying your first PFD

No matter what type of paddling you are doing, and on what type of craft, your personal floatation device (PFD) is one of the most important bits of safety kit you will carry. Even if you are attached to an inflatable paddleboard, you still need to be wearing some form…

Go Paddling with Pride this July

Get your flags and facepaint ready and come along to Paddling with Pride this summer! In the run-up to the Commonwealth Games 2022, we’re excited to be part of British Canoeing’s inaugural Paddling with Pride event in Birmingham. In partnership with Pride House Birmingham, British Canoeing will be welcoming paddlers…

SUP Safer

If you’re a new or novice stand up paddleboarder and want to raise your safety awareness and personal safely, then the SUP Safer course is for you! It’ll help you develop a better understanding of how to be safe when on the water. During this award, your instructor will work…

Kayak, Canoe or Paddleboard?

With summer just around the corner, paddlesports are on the rise. However, which craft to use still confuses some people. Each one has their benefits and limitations which are important to understand, especially when it comes to making the most out of your time on the water. So here we have…

Gloves for Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddle boarding

Wearing a pair of gloves for canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding is something all paddlers should consider, especially throughout the autumn and winter months. Here are five reasons why we would recommend you think about wearing gloves when paddling: Keep your hands warm and dry, especially throughout the colder months.…

Stay Safe On The Water

Welcome to Go Paddling’s Stay Safe On The Water. We want everyone to enjoy paddling whether on holiday, day adventures or weekends out. And so, for those of you new to paddling, here are ten simple things you can do to stay safe… Always wear your buoyancy aid or personal…