Many waterways in England and Wales require a licence to paddle. Save money on your licence and secure paddling insurance by joining British Canoeing. Use our easy step RapidJoin process. Open the slider to join.

Welcome to PaddlePoints. The PaddlePoints service is for paddlers new and experienced. It is free to access without an account, but creating one will allow you to map your own public and private routes. You will also be able to comment on others' points, upload images, store hazards, and create Personal Information Markers to receive updates about new routes and points on your favourite waterways.

To find PaddlePoints, either use the search bar or browse the map. We have also mapped rivers and canals. Use the buttons above to access these. Toggle the river to display it on PaddlePoints. Clicking or tapping the green file icon will open a dedicated river or canal page with license information.

Use the icon above to access the legend and filters. Choose a filter to see points of only that type. All map points, rivers, and canals information will appear in this section here. Click or tap a point on the map to display the information. Actual routes will appear on the map.