Canoeing and Kayaking

British CanoeingPaddlesports offer something for everyone, from calm steady paced touring on canal and placid waters to competitive sprint racing and facing the challenge of racing down raging torrents. From exploring fantastic coastal scenery by sea kayak to performing the ultimate playboat moves while ‘playing’ and ‘shredding’ the river. Paddleports offers something for everyone young or old.

Paddling can offer a relaxing, once or twice a year tour on a local canal, an adventurous trip, or expedition on the thousands of miles of waterways in the United Kingdom and the Continent. An interest in Paddlesports can be an all consuming hobby, exciting, challenging and testing on white water, on the sea or through the numerous competitive disciplines. Choose the level of challenge to suit. Paddle for enjoyment, to keep fit or, if you have kids, paddle as a family and enjoy the experience together.



Go Canoeing is a Canoe England initiative aimed at opening up the sport to new participants and encouraging those with some canoeing experience to take to the water more regularly and become more active in the sport.

By providing a range of captivating and inspiring opportunities and resources, we are confident we can significantly increase the number of people who paddle on a weekly and monthly basis. The project, which is part-funded by Sport England, will target the adult and family leisure markets and aims to demonstrate to the nation how fun, social and accessible canoeing can be. For more information please see here for an information sheet or visit

Go Canoeing was recently featured on ITV News – click here to watch the coverage


Phil Scowcroft
Area Development Officer РCentral & North


Mark Brian
Staffordshire Local Coaching Organiser
T: 07764 900321