Canoeing and kayaking

Exploring our canals and rivers by canoe and kayak can help you get fit, get closer to nature and experience our waterways from a totally new angle.

Our ongoing work to care for canals and rivers means that many people have the perfect canoeing spot virtually on their doorstep. Nearly two million people already go canoeing in Britain and with more people trying it every day, isn’t it time you gave it a go too?

Waterway Code
However you use the waterways please be considerate to other users. Read and follow our waterway code for boaters, anglers and unpowered craft and our towpath code for everyone using the towpaths.

Canoeing on our canals is great for beginners and experts alike and you’ll find plenty of canoe clubs on our network, who can get you started or build on your existing skills.