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Explore London’s River Thames with the London Kayak Company

Explore London’s River Thames with the London Kayak Company

The London Kayak Company is a new kayaking company providing guided trips on the River Thames. Based in Greenwich, the company offers opportunities to explore London from a unique and exciting perspective. No previous kayaking experience is required. The London Kayak Company is headed up by Harry Whelan, a highly experienced sea kayaker who has […]

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Port of London’s Vulnerable River Users Campaign

Port of London’s Vulnerable River Users Campaign

The Port of London’s latest safety campaign – the Vulnerable River Users Campaign – is looking to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames. The river users campaign features seven posters aimed at: encouraging paddlers and rowers to make themselves more visible and improving […]

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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Paddington

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Paddington

Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP as it is also known, is an exciting new water sport that is becoming increasingly popular in London and across the UK. SUP is a great way to get on the water and as well as being a fantastic from of fitness, it is also the perfect way to explore cities […]

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Canoe training and kayak courses

Kayak club leaders’ training day on tidal Thames – 27th February 2016

Kayak club leaders’ training day on tidal Thames – 27th February 2016

  If your club needs advice and guidance on safely kayaking and navigating the tidal Thames an event is being planned to improve the knowledge base of kayak club leaders who take groups on the Tideway, or clubs planning to do so and requiring information. The event is split into two sections with on and […]

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Coastal navigation course / “Smash & Bash” kayak repair clinic

Coastal navigation course / “Smash & Bash” kayak repair clinic

BCU Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Course and “Smash & Bash” Kayak Repair Clinics with Howard Jeffs “Smash & Bash” Saturday 9th January 2016 A one day classroom/practical workshop which will look at all aspects of kayak damage and repair. You will learn how kayaks are designed and built during this very “hands on” course where […]

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Kayak coaching for older paddlers at Lee Valley

Kayak coaching for older paddlers at Lee Valley

Lee Valley Whitewater Centre is running a course of six sessions to enable the older paddler to work towards their Legacy course competency test, improve their whitewater skills and to gain confidence. Course paddlers enjoy a high coach to participant ratio and exclusive use of the legacy course during the session. The course commences Friday […]

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Explore London’s River Thames with the London Kayak Company

Explore London’s River Thames with the London Kayak Company

The London Kayak Company is a new kayaking company providing guided trips on the River Thames. Based in Greenwich, the company offers opportunities to explore London from a unique and exciting perspective. No previous kayaking experience is required. The London Kayak Company is headed up by Harry Whelan, a highly experienced sea kayaker who has […]

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New SUP club for Eel Pie Island in Twickenham

New SUP club for Eel Pie Island in Twickenham

Eel Pie Island Club SUP (Epic SUP) is a new Stand Up Paddleboarding club that operates from Twickenham Rowing Club. The club is affiliated to Canoe England and is the fifth SUP club to be established in the country. Stand Up Paddleboarding came to Twickenham back in September 2011 when Active360 partnered with Twickenham Alive to […]

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GaugeMap: new online map of river levels across England and Wales

GaugeMap: new online map of river levels across England and Wales

GaugeMap is a new online map from Shoothill which shows river levels across England and Wales. Shoothill created the FloodAlerts live map system now used by the Environment Agency, BBC, MSN and kayakers and canoeists seeking information on water levels. What is Shoothill GaugeMap? GaugeMap is Shoothill’s take on the Environment Agency’s River Levels On […]

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Kayak and canoe events

London Kayakathon April 2016 – kayak over 26 miles on the Thames in aid of charity

London Kayakathon April 2016 – kayak over 26 miles on the Thames in aid of charity

This year’s London Kayakathon takes place on 23rd April 2016 and will see a group of over one hundred experienced sea kayakers paddle 26.2 miles of the River Thames. Starting beneath Tower Bridge, the kayakers will paddle the distance as one group, with the aim of raising over £30,000 for a wide variety of different charitable causes. From Tower […]

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Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to London March 2016

Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to London March 2016

The Banff Mountain Film Festival, the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival, returns to London with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world’s leading adventure film makers. Two entirely different film programmes will be featured in London at the Union Chapel in Islington on the 2016 Banff Tour – the Red and […]

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Kayaking the Aleutians – screening Sunday 1st November

Kayaking the Aleutians – screening Sunday 1st November

6.30pm, Sunday 1st November: Screening of Kayaking the Aleutians and talk by Justine Curgenven, at the Doodle Bar, Battersea. Chelsea Kayak Club will be hosting a special screening and talk with Justine Curgenven, about her epic paddle with Sarah Outen across the Aleutian islands, at 6.30pm on Sunday 1st November at the Doodle Bar, Battersea. Justine […]

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Books

South East England & Channel Islands Sea Kayaking

South East England & Channel Islands Sea Kayaking

South East England & Channel Islands Sea Kayaking is the latest kayaking guide from specialist publishers Pesda Press and like its predecessors, it doesn’t disappoint. From the tidal creeks of Southampton to the ‘barrier coast’ of north Norfolk, the guide takes us around the coastline of south east England, exploring remote wildernesses, spectacular cliffs and […]

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Canoe Camping  by Tim Gent

Canoe Camping by Tim Gent

In this book Tim Gent shares his enthusiasm for canoe camping, the experience of travelling and camping from an open canoe. He covers planning a journey, selecting the right canoe and equipment and how to pack your canoe. All the traditional skills of camp craft such as fire lighting, cooking on an open fire, campsite […]

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English Whitewater / The BCU Guidebook / 2nd edition

English Whitewater / The BCU Guidebook / 2nd edition

Welcome to the second edition of the English whitewater kayaker’s bible. Having established itself as a key guide to the best of whitewater and park and playspots within England this second offering from Presda Press adds further to the myriad of challenging steep brooks, classic trips on classic rivers, and previously unfamiliar offerings that is […]

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Canoe and kayak videos

Kayaking the Aleutians – screening Sunday 1st November

Kayaking the Aleutians – screening Sunday 1st November

6.30pm, Sunday 1st November: Screening of Kayaking the Aleutians and talk by Justine Curgenven, at the Doodle Bar, Battersea. Chelsea Kayak Club will be hosting a special screening and talk with Justine Curgenven, about her epic paddle with Sarah Outen across the Aleutian islands, at 6.30pm on Sunday 1st November at the Doodle Bar, Battersea. Justine […]

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Fuse: Thames kayaking at night, water and electric lights

Fuse: Thames kayaking at night, water and electric lights

Fuse is a brilliant short film from Dave Wortley, filmed at Hurley Weir on the River Thames. Fuse has been entered into the 2014 Kayak Session Short Film of the Year Awards. Check out Dave’s blog to find out he and his friends produced Fuse: http://worldkayakblogs.com/mydeckpopped/2014/10/20/fuse/

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Kayak the Amazon: An Expedition from Source to Sea

Kayak the Amazon: An Expedition from Source to Sea

David Midgley, a computer programmer from London, England, dreamed of doing something BIG, and different. A wild idea in a Scottish bar became a ten year project: learn to kayak, and then kayak the Amazon from source to sea. David, better known as ‘Midge’ joined London’s Regents Canoe Club and started to train and plan. Darcy Gaechter […]

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London Kayakathon April 2016 – kayak over 26 miles on the Thames in aid of charity

London Kayakathon April 2016 – kayak over 26 miles on the Thames in aid of charity

| January 3, 2016

This year’s London Kayakathon takes place on 23rd April 2016 and will see a group of over one hundred experienced sea kayakers paddle 26.2 miles of the River Thames. Starting beneath Tower Bridge, the kayakers will paddle the distance as one group, with the aim of raising over £30,000 for a wide variety of different charitable causes. From Tower […]

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Kayak club leaders’ training day on tidal Thames – 27th February 2016

Kayak club leaders’ training day on tidal Thames – 27th February 2016

| January 1, 2016

  If your club needs advice and guidance on safely kayaking and navigating the tidal Thames an event is being planned to improve the knowledge base of kayak club leaders who take groups on the Tideway, or clubs planning to do so and requiring information. The event is split into two sections with on and […]

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Coastal navigation course / “Smash & Bash” kayak repair clinic

Coastal navigation course / “Smash & Bash” kayak repair clinic

| December 18, 2015

BCU Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Course and “Smash & Bash” Kayak Repair Clinics with Howard Jeffs “Smash & Bash” Saturday 9th January 2016 A one day classroom/practical workshop which will look at all aspects of kayak damage and repair. You will learn how kayaks are designed and built during this very “hands on” course where […]

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