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Kayaking around Canvey Island

Kayaking around Canvey Island

| May 23, 2019

A short sea kayaking adventure within easy reach of London A kayak circumnavigation of Canvey Island is a surreal experience, taking in big, estuarine seascapes, a massive gas refinery and wildlife-rich sea marshes. Get the tides wrong and you’ll also encounter lots of mud. Canvey Island is located about 40 miles east of London, an […]

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Sea kayakers called on to help with RNLI research

Sea kayakers called on to help with RNLI research

| June 19, 2013

A new research project by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the British Canoe Union (BCU) is exploring sea kayakers’ attitudes towards risk and safety, and the various ways in which they participate in their sport. The research will cover people’s reasons for participating in kayaking and canoeing, how often they go, types of […]

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Lee Valley Freestyle Kayaking Event 30th June 2013

Lee Valley Freestyle Kayaking Event 30th June 2013

| May 28, 2013

GB Freestyle Kayak are providing a day of freestyle competition at the Lee Valley White Water Centre on 30th June, with exclusive use of the Legacy white water course. The competition is open to all, you don’t need previous experience to take part. The competition will use one white water feature for Novice to Youth […]

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Canoeing on the Thames

Canoeing on the Thames

| March 11, 2013

Kayaking and canoeing on the Thames is a great way to escape the London crowds and grab some fresh air and exercise. This canoe trip starts at Walton Bridge near Shepperton in west London and provides a circular trip that takes a couple of hours, with plenty of opportunities for picnics and playing. Park at the […]

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Navigation & Tidal Planning

Navigation & Tidal Planning

| December 23, 2012

This Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning course is designed to give sea kayakers the ability to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys, in moderate sea conditions. This BCU course is suitable for paddlers with a BCU 3 star sea or equivalent skills and is a pre-requisite for the BCU 4 star sea leader award. The course is […]

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Promoting kayaking at Lee Valley

Promoting kayaking at Lee Valley

| September 25, 2012

The Lee Valley White Water Centre now has a dedicated contact, Deb Pinniger, who will be heading up the promotion and development of kayaking at the centre until this Christmas. Deb is two times World Freestyle Champion and has spent half her lifetime at the top of international kayak competition and undertaking pioneering expeditions all […]

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