Doe Park Water Activities Centre is a Bradford Council run centre based on Doe Park Reservoir in Denholme, offering kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboard activities to schools, youth and community groups, individuals and families.
The River Aire is a major river in Yorkshire. Further past Leeds it actually becomes the Aire & Calder Navigation, another lovely spot to paddle. From start to finish the river measures 92 miles in length. Due to its meandering nature, it creates quite a fun paddle as you weave…
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…
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!…
Once a key cog in the industrial revolution wheel, the now rural, peaceful Calder & Hebble Navigation is a real northern treat. The navigation connects the towns of Sowerby Bridge and Brighouse with the city of Wakefield. No longer commercial, this mainly rural canal is open to everyone to enjoy…
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…
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…
As with many canals, the Aire and Calder navigation has a strong industrial heritage. This once heavily commercial waterway running from Leeds to Goole was once a hustling bustling industrial revolution super-highway. Flowing to the River Ouse at Google, the canal once carried millions of tonnes of cloth, coal and…
Grade: 1-5 There's a real range of paddling available on the River Ribble. Take note of the section from Helwith Bridge to Settle. This is the most changeable stretch, with levels ranging from Grade 3 to Grade 5+ in high waters. The rest of the River Ribble is generally Grade…
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