The rapids at Symonds Yat on the River Wye have been changed during 2008.
The changes involve the installation of groins from each bank of the channel.
They became necessary in order to arrest bank and island erosion.
The rapids are not suitable for novices or those without prior experience.
If in any doubt inspect from the river bank before proceeding by river.
Or portage if in doubt.
This internet link gives you additional information.
In the last 2 years the Environment Agency has improved the river Medway for canoeists
These improvements include ingress and egress platforms and signage. These two links have a wide selection of photographs. The Medway also has a new combined Canoe and Fish Pass.
Also visit www.allingtonlock.co.uk/Eldridgescanoefishway.php and www.allingtonlock.co.uk/eastlockcanoepass.php
Northern Ireland has established 5 canoe trails.This link for launching, signage and other details
The White Water Canoe Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games is being built in the heart of Lee Valley Regional Park, opening to the public in 2011. Follow this link to find out how you can be amongst the first to use this brand new venue!