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Thank You!

National Go Canoeing Week is now over and we want to say a massive thankyou to everyone who joined the journey.

Collectively you managed to smash our target by paddling a whopping 38,395 miles! The next National Go Canoeing Week is from 27th May to 4th June 2017; we look forward to seeing you there!

If you loved getting out on the water and want to do more visit www.britishcanoeing.org.uk

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National Water Sports Centre

Holme Pierrepont – Opened in 1986 and set in 270 acres of countryside. The centre has hosted international events in slalom, freestyle and white water racing.

Tollymore

Northern Ireland’s National Centre for canoeing activities. It has a history as an outdoor activity centre reaching back to 1961 and offers courses over a wide range of paddle sport disciplines.

Lough Erne

Located in County Fermanagh. The Lough boasts the first canoe trail in the UK spanning both Upper and Lower Lough Erne. There are many clubs and providers in the area.

Loch Awe

The longest freshwater loch in Scotland at 25 miles long. Located in the Argyll and Bute area of Scotland, Loch Awe is also part of the Go Canoeing three lakes challenge.

Pinkston Watersports

Scotland’s only artificial white water course. Located near Glasgow the centre offers unique, urban watersports facilities to groups and individuals.

Llyn Tegid (Lake Bala)

The longest lake in Wales at 3.7 miles long. Located in the Gwynedd area of Wales, Llyn Tegid is also part of the Go Canoeing three lakes challenge.

Plas Y Brenin

The National Mountain Centre in Snowdonia has been running for almost 60 years. It provides a wide range of paddle sport courses and has its own, on site, accommodation.

Windermere

The longest lake in England at 11 miles long. Windermere, in the Lake District, is part of the Go Canoeing Three Lakes Challenge.

Tees Barrage

International White Water Centre built in 1995. Uses Archimedes Screws to pump water around the course and generate electricity. Photo Credit: David Turnbull

Bude, Cornwall

A diverse place to paddle. Not only are there canals and lakes but it is also a great base for sea and surf kayaking. The Black Rock Surf Kayak festival has been held here since 2002.

Lee Valley White Water Course

Created specifically for the London 2012 Olympics, Lee Valley is now used for rafting and paddling activities. It also recently hosted the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.

Royal Canoe Club

The oldest Canoe Club in the world – it celebrates its 150th birthday this year! It was founded by our mascot’s namesake, John MacGregor, in 1866.

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Latest Mileage

Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project paddled 5 miles

16 people

12 days ago

Jocelyne King paddled 15 miles

Outrigger

12 days ago

angela grange paddled 29 miles

Stand Up Paddle board

12 days ago

Royal Canoe Club paddled 60 miles

20 people

12 days ago

Fran Faulkner paddled 36 miles

Open Canoe

12 days ago

Canoe-camping Club paddled 2,211 miles

112 people

12 days ago

Wyedean Canoe Club paddled 365 miles

55 people

12 days ago

Stu Teal paddled 11 miles

Open Canoe

12 days ago

John Fitzgerald paddled 5 miles

Single Kayak (sit in)

12 days ago

Bethany Ellis paddled 6 miles

Single Kayak (sit in)

13 days ago

Thameswey Canoe Club paddled 1,576 miles

113 people

13 days ago

Slea Paddlers paddled 182 miles

14 people

13 days ago

Alexander Miloev paddled 25 miles

Double Kayak (sit in)

13 days ago

Anne Griffiths paddled 7 miles

Open Canoe

13 days ago

Les Wood paddled 25 miles

Single Kayak (sit in)

13 days ago

Bewl Canoe Club paddled 137 miles

35 people

13 days ago

Sue Hornby paddled 15 miles

Outrigger

14 days ago

Huntingdon Canoe Club paddled 70 miles

11 people

14 days ago

Chester Canoe Club paddled 689 miles

31 people

14 days ago

Hull Family Paddlers paddled 28 miles

4 people

14 days ago

Darren Johnson paddled 21 miles

Inflatable Canoe or Kayak

14 days ago

Nettie Forsyth paddled 29 miles

Single Kayak (sit in)

15 days ago

Zerena Duhaney paddled 7 miles

Double Kayak (sit in)

15 days ago

Sophie Louth paddled 8 miles

Single Kayak (sit in)

15 days ago

Dereham canoe group paddled 60 miles

40 people

16 days ago

Reading Canoe Club paddled 570 miles

22 people

16 days ago

Andrew Card paddled 6 miles

Single Kayak (sit in)

16 days ago

Wkcc paddled 100 miles

50 people

16 days ago

John Hayns paddled 7 miles

Sit on Top Kayak

16 days ago

Gosport Scout Kayak Courses paddled 604 miles

79 people

16 days ago

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Official partners

A special thanks to all the clubs, centres and partners involved: