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Canoe & Kayak UK articles covering UK and overseas kayaking and canoeing destinations, gear, canoe & kayak reviews, how to articles, interviews, buyer's guides and more. Whatever you're in to, from sea kayaking to whitewater kayaking, from canoe slalom to kayak surfing, from freestyle kayaking to canoe touring. From Sit-on-top kayaks to kayak fishing and canoe camping you'll find something here for you.
 


 

Beginners

Beginners, getting started in Canoeing & Kayaking
Getting started in canoeing & kayaking is incredibly exciting, there's so much to learn!

To help you fast track your progress we've put together a great selection of features for beginners to help you on your journey. How To, Coaching Tips, Places to Paddle, What Gear and loads more. Happy paddling and welcome to the Canoe Kayak UK online family.

Open Canoeing

Open boating in a Canadian Canoe on Wastwater, Lake District
The gentle art of the Canadian canoe, the perfect tool for wilderness adventures, gentle touring or family canoeing fun! If you're new to canoeing or a seasoned canoe enthusiast dedicated to follwing the path of the paddle we have articles, canoe & gear tests and how to videos for you.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking on the ocean is freedom and adventure.
Sea kayaking, to us that means unlimited freedom and adventure. Point your bow here for articles, sea kayaking destinations, sea kayak navigation tips and much, much more.

Whitewater

Whitewater kayaking is exciting, challenging and fun
Whitewater kayaking... It's a white, wild, watery world! River running, rescue and safety, steep creeking, extreme racing, boater-X... If it's whitewater kayaking or canoeing then you'll find it here. If you're new to the world of whitewater paddling, then take a look at Canoe & Kayak's Whitewater kayaking A-Z Jargon Buster

Touring

Canoe touring or kayak touring is relaxing, fun and a great way to see nature and the countryside
Cruising the waterways of the world in a touring kayak or canoe can take you places you've never imagined. So whether your into open canoe touring or sit on top kayaks then take a look and be prepared to be inspired.

Freestyle

Freestyle canoeing & kayaking is all about big tricks
Technical Tricks and Huge Moves... In fantastic Whitewater, Freestyle Kayaking is all about control, skill and grabbing Big Air!

Surf Kayaking

Surf kayak action on a huge surf wave. Kayak surfing is a full-on adrenaline sport
Surf kayaking the ultimate in exhileration.There's not much that can beat the feeling of flying across the face of a wave carving turns in a surf kayak. This section's full of surf kayaking articles for all you kaykak surfing soul surfers out there!

Coaching

A Canoe & kayak coach with a student kayaker
If you're looking for features and articles on canoe & kayak coaching you'll find them here.  From the BCU Star Awards to Level 5 assesments and everything inbetween...

Latest Articles

White Water Canoeing Trips

5 Great White Water Open Canoe Trips This Winter

Enjoy the thrills, and spills, of white water canoeing with these five great classic river trips

A Whitewater Kayaker runs Fairy Falls in the Fairy Glen section of the Afon Conwy

A Paddler’s Guide to the Afon Conwy

Co-Author of the Welsh Rivers Guidebook Tom Laws presents a canoeing & kayaking guide to the Afon Conwy in North Wales. Quite possibly the quintessential Welsh whitewater river. With a variety of sections of differing difficulties, the Conwy has

Winter Canoeing & Kayaking Trips

10 Great Winter Canoeing & Kayaking Trips

Don’t let the short daylight hours and plummeting temperatures put a stop to your paddling this season: here are 10 great canoe & kayak paddling routes for winter…

Winter Canoeing & Kayaking Gear

Winter Canoeing & Kayaking - How to Stay Warm and Keep Paddling in Winter Weather

Just because the days are shorter and the average temperatures are plummeting to somewhere south of Baltic, doesn’t mean that you have to hang up your paddle until the spring, here’s a Canoekayak.Co.UK guide to help you stay warm, dry and most

In memory of Brian Webb Hurley Weir Lock Keeper

In Memory of Brian Webb - Hurley Weir Lock Keeper from 1966-2003

As a mark of respect, and affection for Brian and to remind everyone what a true gentleman he was we’d re-run the following interview. It was conducted by Andy ‘Jacko’ Jackson and originally published in the legendary Playboating Magazine on the eve

Second Hand Canoes & Kayaks

Top Tips On Buying & Selling Second Hand Canoes & Kayaks

Whether you’re buying or selling a kayak, or canoe, second hand, make sure you get the best deal…