Go Canoeing

Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced paddler, one of the best ways to get you and your workforce involved in canoeing and kayaking is through the Go Canoeing initiative. We have a range of captivating and inspiring opportunities and resources all available through our wonderful website,, which has been designed to provide all the information necessary to help you get the most out of your time on the water.

Go Canoeing

Starter Sessions:

  • Aimed at beginners and those returning to the sport
  • Run by clubs and centres across the country
  • All equipment provided
  • Booked through the club or centre directly, but sessions can be found on the Go Canoeing website (through Activity Search) with all booking details
  • Some sessions will be free while others will involve a small cost - depending on club/centre

Guided Tours:

  • Most tours are suitable for beginners, while some are aimed at those with some canoeing experience
  • Currently 13 locations across the country, but more will be added next year
  • Run by Official Go Canoeing Guided Tour providers  and Go Canoeing inducted Tour Guides
  • Advertised on Go Canoeing website
  • Tours available for adults and family groups
  • Emphasis on social aspect of canoeing
  • Tour Guides will give information on local wildlife, sights and history
  • Typically last two hours

Canoe Trails:

  • Free information on places to paddle, allowing those with some canoeing experience to head out on an independent adventure
  • Will be updated regularly
  • On Go Canoeing website


  • Mass participation events featuring a range of activities and designed to be fun days with lots on offer. These are larger events that and may be organised in collaboration with Go Canoeing Partners
  • All events will be listed on the Go Canoeing website

Go Canoeing is a Canoe England Olympic legacy project aimed at using the power and influence of the Games to boost grassroots participation in the sport. We are confident we can introduce 20,000 new people to canoeing by 2017 and also encourage 25% of those new participants to continue in the sport and undertake further experiences.

As well as introducing new people to the sport, Canoe England also believes there is considerable scope to channel non-regular paddlers (those who canoe once to five times a year) into monthly and then weekly participation.

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Indoor Kayaking

An Indoor Kayak Machine is a great way to keep paddling when the weather is less than perfect or if you don't have regular access to water. They provide the opportunity to maintain or improve your fitness, develop technique, challenge yourself and race either the clock or your friends, or both!

There are a range of different styles and models of machines on the market. Canoe England has a fleet of Indoor Kayak Machines which can be loaned to clubs or groups for events.

Contact Natasha Howard who will put you in contact with your Canoeing Development Officer (CDO) for more information.

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