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, 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 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


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 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!


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

Rockpool Taran and the Classic Inuk Sea Kayak designs

Sea Kayak Head to Head Test - The Taran Sea Kayak V The Inuk Sea Kayak

Sea kayaks have one of boating’s oldest pedigrees. While river kayaks mutate into new shapes with every season, their ocean cousins still carry those ancient Eskimo looks. But that doesn't mean that sea kayak design has finished evolving — as we

Canoeing & kayaking in the Lake District

Canoeing & Kayaking Trips in the Lake District

The Lake District is surely most famous for the spectacular walking it offers in its hill and fells, although it is becoming an increasingly popular destination for canoeists and touring kayakers alike. Check out our fantastic Lake District Canoeing

How To Repair Your Inflatable Kayak

How to Repair Inflatable Kayaks & Inflatable Canoes

A Canoe & Kayak UK Quick-Guide to Repairing Your Inflatable Kayak or Inflatable Canoe

How To Care For Your Inflatable Kayak

How to Care For Your Inflatable Kayak or Inflatable Canoes

A Canoe & Kayak UK Quick-Guide to Caring For Your Inflatable Kayaks & Inflatable Canoes...

Find a Canoe Club Near You

All You Need to Know About Joining Your Local Canoe Club

Every year more and more people sample the delights of canoe & kayaking through come-and-try-it days, taster courses and adventure holidays, but once you’ve been bitten by the bug, where do you go from there? The answer’s a simple one, find the

GO Canoeing on a canoe or kayak course this summer

10 Reasons to GO on a Canoeing or Kayaking Course

One of the great things about canoeing & kayaking is that there’s just so much to learn and experience they can never get boring. To help you get more out of your time on the water. is to GO on a canoeing or kayaking course with a professional