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Paddle sports

Exploring our canals and rivers by canoe, kayak or paddlboarding 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 mean that many people have the perfect paddle spot virtually on their doorstep. Nearly two million people already go paddling 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.

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

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