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Go Canoeing

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 inspiring opportunities and resources available on our wonderful website,, which provides all the information necessary to help you get the most out of your time on the water.

Here is a taster of what Go Canoeing offer!

Starter Sessions

  • 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 all sessions are listed on the Go Canoeing website with booking details.
  • Some sessions will be free while others will involve a small cost.

Guided Tours

  • Most tours are suitable for beginners, while some are aimed at those with some canoeing experience
  • Emphasis on the social aspect of canoeing.
  • Currently 21 Official Go Canoeing Guided Tour Providers across the country
  • Tours available for adults and family groups
  • Tour Guides will give information on local wildlife, sights and history
  • Typically last two hours

Canoe Trails

  • Free information on places to paddle across England, allowing those with some canoeing experience to head out on an independent adventure.
  • New trails are regularly added, with levels and distances suitable for all abilities.


  • Feature a wide range of paddling activities, including our biggest event of the year, National Go Canoeing Week. In 2015 it will take place from 23rd – 31st May: put the dates in your diary!
  • Designed to be fun days with lots on offer

To check out all our latest activities and events, visit the Go Canoeing website.

Go Canoeing is a British Canoeing project aimed boosting grassroots participation in the sport. We are confident that 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, British Canoeing 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