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Canoe Trails

There is something quite magical about being out on the water in your canoe ... whether you are on flat water, white water, lake or the sea canoeing the pleasures and fun are never ending.

Members of Canoe England have a licence for some navigations and canals, which is fantastic but which bit of the river, canal or area of sea makes a good trip?  Where can I park?  What is there to see on route?  Is it accessible for those with limited mobility? It is suitable to go canoeing with children etc?  These are many of the questions we get asked and for most the answers are held within a canoe trail.

We are writing canoe trails to suggest places that can be canoed.  However, this is only the tip of the iceberg as there are so many different permutations in terms of places to canoe and different variations of routes on the waterways to do!
Want to submit your own trails? Please download our trail template

We would really like to add to the trails on our website.  If you have anything you can offer please contact  We would also be happy to accept pictures of the areas the trail goes through. We will be building this up over months, if not years!!!

North East

North West



Eastern Region


River Thames - There is an Environment Agency website where information concerning river levels can be obtained for the River Thames. It is important to check this as the River rises and falls quite quickly in wet or dry conditions.

South West Region


Home Nations Trails

We have taken great care to ensure the currency, accuracy and reliability of this information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.

Users should be aware that environmental conditions outside of our control can change the nature of the Trail within a short space of time. It is recommended that weather and water conditions are checked beforehand, and tide timetables where applicable. 
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