Canoeing offers "something for everyone!" Waterways are the arteries of our island nation!
Canoeing offers a wide range of activities, some based on competition and others, less formalised, based on journeying and adventuring. There are different types of canoeing including; Canoe Slalom, Freestyle Kayaking, Canoe Sailing, Polo, Sea Kayaking, Sprint Racing and more!
To promote and develop canoeing for disabled people, the British Canoe Union & Canoe England use the concept and term Paddle-Ability to address the issue of participation in canoe sport and canoe recreation. Paddle-Ability focuses on the individuals' ability in canoeing rather than disability.
For more information contact:
PDO East Midlands & West Midlands
Tel: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0845 370 9500
Go Canoeing is a Canoe England initiative aimed at opening up the sport to new participants and encouraging those with some canoeing experience to take to the water more regularly and become more active in the sport.
By providing a range of captivating and inspiring opportunities and resources, we are confident we can significantly increase the number of people who paddle on a weekly and monthly basis. The project, which is part-funded by Sport England, will target the adult and family leisure markets and aims to demonstrate to the nation how fun, social and accessible canoeing can be.
Fancy a guided trip along the River Nene? See a bit of Northamptonshire from a different perspective by traveling along the canal ways paddling your own boat. There are two different tours to choose from, each with a different theme and suited for different skills levels.
You will be given a qualified leader who will supply you with any kit you need and teach you any skills that will help you in your journey. The leader will also be able to talk to you about the river and the sites as you paddle along the river.
Guided Tours in Northamptonshire
These are sessions specific for people who have never been canoeing or kayaking before and want to try it. The sessions are all 90 minutes and the fun sessions are just about getting used to the boat, having a bit of a paddle about and playing some games.
You can join an Explore Guided Tour at the Nene White Water Centre in Northampton on the following dates:
- Sunday 15th June 10.00am to 1.30pm
- Saturday 5th July 10.00am to 1.30pm
This is open to adults age 18+ and costs £18 per adult. For more info visit the Go Canoeing website.