Paddling is amongst the most accessible and sociable sport and recreation activities available. From taking in beautiful countryside, city locations and coastal scenery, paddling brings health and wellbeing benefits, encouraging people to get closer to nature and spend time on the water.

Whether you are a recent convert to paddling or have been taking to the water for many years, keeping safe and planning your trip is really important.

In partnership with British Canoeing, we have created a safety guide to support your paddling adventures this spring, to support you completing our three challenges.

Top tips to stay safe on the water


Take a look at our safety guidance page for more information on equipment, weather, tides and equipment.