2017 - The Big Adventure - What's It All About?

The aim of National Go Canoeing Week is to get as many people out on the water as possible. This year we want everyone to be a part of The Big Adventure by going on their own adventures during the week.

The week is enjoyable and accessible for all abilities. It could be your first time picking up a paddle or your thousandth time, there is a way for you to join in.

This year we want you to paddle 30,000 miles whilst also raising £30,000 for charity! For the first time British Canoeing are partnering with Cancer Research UK so that you can raise money for a great cause whilst being on the water. Head to our Fundraising page to see how you can make a difference.

Here are a few adventure ideas to get you started:

Get In A Boat For The First Time

Our Starter Sessions and Guided Tours are the perfect way to have a first time adventure on the water. Both of these provide you with all the equipment and instruction to get you started safely.

Train Up For A Challenge Route

No matter what your level of paddling ability, anyone can train up to take on our Challenge Routes during the week.

We currently have four challenge routes live on our Challenge Pages. You could take on our newest route, The Trent Loop, only paddled by a handful of challengers so far. Or why not take on one, or all, of the lakes in the Three Lakes Challenge?

Each challenge route has its own beauty and toughness; which will you choose?

Trail Bagging

With over 100 canoe trails now live on the British Canoeing site why not give Trail Bagging a go?

Look for trails in your local area and see how many you can bag during National Go Canoeing Week. You might even catch the bagging bug and decide to go on to complete all of our trails. Be quick though...we will be adding more soon!

Come to an Event!

There will be a wide range of events taking place, nationwide, throughout National Go Canoeing Week. From group paddles to full weekends of paddling fun.

Events can give you the chance to gain new skills, meet fellow paddlers and try out different gear and equipment.

To find an event happening near you visit our Events Page.

Weekend Adventure

Get away for the weekend and discover fantastic places to paddle across the UK. The River Wye and Lake District have a wide variety of events and hire opportunities.

Spend the weekend in a cosy B&B, visit friends or give canoe camping a go!

Don’t forget, there are National Go Canoeing Week events happening in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland too.

Club Together

National Go Canoeing Week is a great excuse for a fun club event. Organise a paddling weekend away, an open day to encourage new members,a fun activity day or a social evening. Don’t forget there is a prize up for grabs for the most club miles paddled, so encourage your members to venture out for your club sessions this week. Get the date in your club diary now and plan a fantastic start to the summer!

However you decide to be a part of The Big Adventure make sure you register your miles with us to be in with the chance to feature on the front page of the website and win a great prize!

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