The Paddlers’ Code

The Paddlers’ Code has been created to help guide paddlers into best practice and give easy guidelines to follow when out on the water. The code follows three basic principles: respect, protect, and enjoy. Inspired by the Countryside Code, The Paddlers’ Code looks to give clear and concise direction for…

How to use PaddlePoints

PaddlePoints is a brilliant tool to help you find new places to paddle and share your favorite places with others. Heading away for a holiday and fancy a paddle, check PaddlePoints. Fancy seeing your city from the water, check PaddlePoints. Want to find out if there is a pub or…

Paddling Safety Courses for New Paddlers

Hopefully you have seen that British Canoeing run a whole range of paddling safety courses through their delivery partners. From Paddleboarding technique to whitewater rafting, there are courses for almost everything. But when starting your paddling journey, no matter what craft you use, safety is always an important element to…

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…

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…

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…

Paddle Safer

If you’re a new or novice paddler and want to raise your awareness of paddling safely, then the Paddle Safer is for you! It’ll help you develop a better understanding of how to be safe when taking to the water. During this award, your instructor will work with you to…

SUP where to stand on the board

So you've bought your first stand up paddle board. You get it out the packaging. If it's an iSUP you inflate it and realise that pumping it up is more of a work out than actually paddling. But hey, added exercise right! Then... what!? The main reason we see people…

Kayaking safety checklist

Kayaking safety. Before you head off on your paddle, whether it's a jolly flat water adventure or a white water thrill, you need to do your kayaking safety checks. It's not just about the state of your boat or paddle though, there's a few more things to consider before you…

The river licence explained

If you’ve recently started paddling, the advice around where you can paddle and what you can do can be stifling.  Different waterways are effectively managed by different bodies which can cause a bit of a headache, especially when you only want to put your boat on the water and go…

Canoeing safety checklist

Canoeing safety is all part of the planning with water sports. It's the same as having to do warm ups to prevent injuries on dry land. You need to make safety checks on your canoe part of your paddling adventure. To help you get your canoeing safety checks down to…