We offer watersports activities at 3 sites Astbury Nr Congleton, Cheshire., Underbank, Nr Stocksbridge, Sheffield. and Trafford, Greater Manchester. Whether you wish to launch your own boat or board, hire some equipment, take part in your first SUP, Canoe or Kayak session or develop your paddling skills further via our British Canoeing Courses. We also offer school group and corporate activities all year round.
The Trent and Mersey canal is one of the longest canals in the country. Stretching 93 miles from Cheshire, through Staffordshire and Derbyshire, it’s a stretch that can be paddled from many different access points. There’s something for everyone along the Trent and Mersey canal. And, like many of the…
A mostly green, lush, rural canal, the Macclesfield canal runs for 26 miles connecting the Peak Forest Canal to the Trent & Mersey Canal. Be aware! If you’re planning to connect to the Peak Forest Canal as you’ll be met with the flight of locks known as Marple Lock. 16…
The 18-mile Caldon canal stretches from the heart of Stoke-on-Trent into the Staffordshire countryside. It provides a welcome escape and a blue gym escape from busy city life. The canal has a total of 17 locks along its route, but most of these are grouped into sections of 3 or…
Grade: 1 (up to 2 in parts in high waters) Distance: 94.8 miles The 3rd longest river in the UK at 185 miles long, the River Trent is one of the major rivers in the Midlands. The river rises in the Staffordshire moors and flows through much of the midlands…
A river in the north west of England, the River Weaver runs for 20 miles from Winsford to Weston Point near Runcorn. It's a beautiful spot to paddle as the seasons change, with tree lined banks turning a whole host of colours through the seasons. The original river has been…
Measuring 66 miles with 47 locks, the Shropshire Union canal makes its way from Wolverhampton to Ellesmere Port. Much of the canal cutting through the beautiful Cheshire countryside as it goes. The canal is isolated and rural but charming at the same time and with no town for often miles…
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…
A lovely way to explore the West Midlands countryside, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal skirts around Birmingham but never really becomes urban. Great for those situated close to the city but wanting a little peace and quiet on their paddle! The canal is 46 miles long with 43 locks along…
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