Canoeing

Get on to the water with a canoe or kayak and explore creeks, estuaries, coast, canals and lakes at swan's-eye level

National Trust canoes now operate on the Salcombe estuary

National Trust canoes now operate on the Salcombe estuary

Canoeing, kayaking - however you like to paddle, we've got some amazing spots for you to enjoy. From sessions for beginners, wildlife tours on the water, to brilliant places for you to launch your own boat.

Top ten places to paddle

Amazing places to paddle

Loads of our sites are perfectly placed for you to enjoy a paddling adventure. Whether you're looking to join in with an organised activity, or just a really great place to pull up and launch your own kayak or canoe - we've got some fabulous spots for you to give it a go.

 

Places to stay by the water

Low Wray campsite, on the shores of Lake Windermere

Low Wray campsite, on the shores of Lake Windermere

Discover a range of accommodation for individuals, families and groups, stay in fantastic scenery with direct access to the water.

Wildlife watching tips

Our guide to successfully spotting wildlife while out on the water.

Best practice guidance

Spending time canoeing and kayaking is a great way to experience nature and enjoy time with friends and family. It can also be a dangerous journey if appropriate safety guidelines are overlooked.

Canoe down a river

This year's 50 Things to do before you’re 11¾ challenge has been set, and number 50 is canoe down a river. Watch our Kids' Council take to the water, and find out how you can get going on our 50 things site.

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