PaddlePoints Waterways focuses on individual bodies of water across the UK. On this page you'll find a map, launches, routes, licensing information, paddle trail downloads, services, and more about one particular river or canal. For the full PaddlePoints with search bar follow this link.
PaddlePoints can be accessed without creating a free account, but registering will allow you to map your own public and private routes on this waterway. You will also be able to comment on others' points, upload images, and create Personal Information Markers to receive updates about new routes and points.
You can use the buttons above to access map information on other waterways. Simply toggle the waterway to display it. If you do, note that the content surrounding the map area will remain the same. Use the green file icon next to the toggle if you want to open another dedicated river or canal page with relevant licensing information.
Use the icon above to access the
legend. 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.
On loading PaddlePoints only small route and launch icons show. As you zoom in the other, larger, icons will appear. Filter these by activating the icons below. Please note that some filters have multiple icons. For example, choosing the Hire icon will also display some club icons as they offer hire services. We have a lot of PaddlePoints. We recommend you zoom in before activating too many at a time. Press Reset Filters to display all PaddlePoints on map.
After logging in you will be able to view and edit your Personal Interest Markers (PIMs) and paddling routes.
Please choose the type of PaddlePoint to enter. When you select it, a pin will drop on the center of the map. You can then drag the pin. When you drop it, you will be able to enter the details and upload photos.
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Please note that PaddlePoints is a collaborative resource and as such, the information entered on PaddlePoints is done so by the paddling community, for the paddling community. Users should note that just because a PaddlePoint has been added, this does not necessarily confer a right of access and it is the responsibility of the individual user to ensure they are not trespassing on private land. Further information can be found here. If you believe any content added is incorrect or otherwise contains abusive or unacceptable content, please report it to us using the “Report PaddlePoint” button below.
There are two main ways to add routes. The first is to draw directly on the map from this point. This allows you to follow the route you took. You can use the blue control box to change colour during drawing. This may be for different elements such as portage or to highlight going through a tunnel.
The second way is by GPX. If you have a GPX file you have recorded you can import this to save you having to draw the route. Please note, the GPX route must be from this PaddlePoint. If not, you will need to add a new PaddlePoint and then import the route from there.
This route starts too far away from the selected PaddlePoint. Please select an existing PaddlePoint
and attach the route to it, or add a new PaddlePoint at the start position.
This button will centre the map to the start of the route
Add a Direct Draw Route
You will see the blue control box at the bottom left hand side of the map. This
allows you to change colour, undo any mistakes, and track distance plotted. Simply click or tap the map and the line will draw. As you draw, the distance updates.
When you have completed the route, click Finished. You will then be able to enter a title, photos, and choose whether you want it to be a public or a private route. Public and private settings can be changed at any time in your Profile Overview.