Get on the Water with Go Canoeing
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced paddler, one of the best ways to get involved in canoeing and kayaking is through the Go Canoeing initiative. We have a range of captivating and inspiring opportunities and resources all available through our wonderful website, www.gocanoeing.org.uk, which has been designed to provide all the information necessary to help you get the most out of your time on the water.
- Aimed at beginners and those returning to the sport
- Run by clubs and centres across the country
- All equipment provided
- Booked through the club or centre directly, but sessions can be found on the Go Canoeing website (through Activity Search) with all booking details
- Some sessions will be free while others will involve a small cost – depending on club/centre
- Most tours are suitable for beginners, while some are aimed at those with some canoeing experience
- Currently 13 locations across the country, but more will be added next year
- Run by Official Go Canoeing Guided Tour providers and Go Canoeing inducted Tour Guides
- Advertised on Go Canoeing website
- Tours available for adults and family groups
- Emphasis on social aspect of canoeing
- Tour Guides will give information on local wildlife, sights and history
- Typically last two hours
- Free information on places to paddle, allowing those with some canoeing experience to head out on an independent adventure
- Will be updated regularly
- On Go Canoeing website
- Mass participation events featuring a range of activities and designed to be fun days with lots on offer. These are larger events that and may be organised in collaboration with Go Canoeing Partners
- All events will be listed on the Go Canoeing website
Go Canoeing is a Canoe England Olympic legacy project aimed at using the power and influence of the Games to boost grassroots participation in the sport. We are confident we can introduce 20,000 new people to canoeing by 2017 and also encourage 25% of those new participants to continue in the sport and undertake further experiences.
As well as introducing new people to the sport, Canoe England also believes there is considerable scope to channel non-regular paddlers (those who canoe once to five times a year) into monthly and then weekly participation.
For more information visit www.gocanoeing.org.uk or: