Clock Up Your Own Miles
As always with National Go Canoeing Week, you don’t have to come along to one of our organised activities to get involved. Our aim is simply to get as many people as we can out on the water and enjoying canoeing during the week.
Ideas to help you
Get on the water
Why not get involved in the fun and use Go Canoeing Week as your excuse to get out and see how many miles you can clock up, in whatever way interests you?
The opportunities are endless, but we've come up with some ideas to get you started:
Take on one of our Challenge Routes
Take part in National Go Canoeing Week AND get your name on our Challenge Leaderboard! Find your challenge here.
Help us towards our target of raising £30,000 for Cancer Research UK this year. If you are setting yourself a personal, group or club paddling challenge during Go Canoeing Week, use this opportunity to do it for a good cause and raise money.
Increase Your Distance
If you already paddle regularly why not challenge yourself to increase your distance this week?! From recreational paddlers to white water or slalom participants you can all set a target to smash this week!
Go On An Adventure
Pack your paddles and a picnic and go on a trip with friends and family. We have Canoe Trails all around the country which are perfect for day trips or weekends away. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the gear; just check out our list of Canoe Hire providers below!
Organise Some Group Fun
If you are part of a club or paddle with a group of friends why not set some fun challenges? How far can you paddle; in fancy dress, backwards, sideways as a group, as part of a relay, in the most unusual or oldest boat, in a cardboard canoe?!
Do Some Good
If you want to do some direct good, organise a river clean up and clock up some miles at the same time as doing something good for the environment.
Go 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!
Whatever you decide to do during Go Canoeing Week, all we ask is that you register the miles you complete to help us hit our target.
Canoe and Kayak
|Northumberland - Coquet Shorebase Trust||www.coquetshorebase.org.uk||01665 710 367|
|Cumbria - Derwent Water Marina||www.derwentwatermarina.co.uk||01768 772 912|
|Cumbria - Platty + Ltd||www.plattyplus.co.uk||01768 777 282|
|Cumbria - Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre||www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/south-lakeland/windermere||01539 447 183|
|North Yorkshire - River Mountain Experience||www.rivermountainexperience.com||01677 426 112|
|South Yorkshire - Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre||www.hatfieldoutdoor.co.uk||01302 841 572|
|Sheffield - Rother Valley Country Park||www.rvcp.co.uk||01142 471 552|
|Yorkshire - Welton Waters Adventure Centre||www.wwac.org.uk||01482 668 277|
|Manchester - Helly Hansen Watersports Centre||www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/watersports-centre||01618 777 252|
|Merseyside - Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre||www.crosbylakeside.co.uk||01519 666 868|
|Leamington Spa - Leam Boat Centre Ltd||www.canoekayaktraining.co.uk||01926 889 928|
|Herefordshire - Canoe the Wye Ltd||www.canoethewye.co.uk||01600 891 100|
|Herefordshire - want to canoe?||www.canoehire.co.uk||01497 820 604|
|Herefordshire - Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre||www.wyedean.co.uk||01600 890 238|
|Herefordshire - Wye Canoes Ltd||www.wyecanoes.com||01600 890 027|
|Staffordshire - Tittesworth Water Sports and Activity Centre||www.tittesworthwater.co.uk||01538 300 741|
|Nottingham - National Water Sports Centre||www.nwscnotts.com||01159 821 212|
|Norfolk - Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre||www.whitlinghamoec.co.uk||01603 632 307|
|Hertfordshire - Stanborough Activity Centre||www.finesseleisure.com/watersports||01707 379 860|
|Devon - Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre||www.skernlodge.co.uk||01237 475 992|
|Gloucestershire - South Cerney Outdoor||www.southcerneyoutdoor.co.uk||01285 680 388|
|Gloucestershire - Waterland Outdoor Pursuits||www.ukwatersports.co.uk||01285 861 202|
|Berkshire - Canoe and Kayak Tours Ltd||www.canoeandkayaktours.co.uk||07585 907 734|
|Buckinghamshire - Engage Watersports||www.engagewatersports.com||01628 671 131|
|Berkshire, Dinton Activity Centre||www.wokingham.gov.uk/parks-and-countryside||01189 746 343|
|Berkshire - Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre||www.horseshoelakeactivitycentre.co.uk||01252 871 808|
|Berkshire, Wokingham Waterside Centre||www.wokinghamwatersidecentre.com||01189 268 280|
|Southampton - University of Southampton||www.southampton.ac.uk/watersports||02380 592 119|
|Southampton - Woodmill||www.woodmill.co.uk||02380 915 744|
|Isle of Wight - Adventure Activities Isle of Wight||www.isleofwightadventureactivities.co.uk||01983 755 838|
|Essex - Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre||www.vision-rcl.org.uk||02085 001 468|
|London - Stoke Newington West Reservoir Centre||www.better.org.uk/leisure/stoke-newington-west-reservoir-centre||02084 428 116|
|Surrey - Aqua Sports Company||www.aquasports.co.uk||01737 644 288|
|Kent - Canoe Wild||www.canoewild.co.uk||01227 469 219|
|East Sussex - Buzz Active Cuckmere||www.buzzactive.org.uk||01323 417 023|
|West Sussex - Ardingly Activity Centre||www.ardinglyactivitycentre.co.uk||01444 892 549|
|West Sussex - Christian Youth Enterprises Sailing Centre||www.cye.org.uk||01243 573 375|
|Bristol - All-Aboard Watersports Centre||www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk||01179 290 801|
|Devon - Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre||www.haven-banks.co.uk||01392 400 150|
|Powys - Black Mountain Activities||www.blackmountain.co.uk||01497 847 897|
|Monmouthshire - Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (Llandegfedd Watersports)||www.llandegfedd.co.uk||01633 373 408|
|Jersey Kayak Adventures Ltd||www.jerseykayakadventures.co.uk||07797 853 033|