Types of Paddling

Paddlesports including both kayaking and canoeing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. The UK & Ireland has many fantastic locations for paddling using all types of canoe/kayak. Below you can find out more about the various paddling disciplines:


  • Sit On Top Kayaking

    Sit On Top Kayaking

    The most popular and accessible form of paddlesport. Sit on top kayaks are easy to use on almost all types of water from lakes to surf.

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  • Kayak Fishing / Angling

    Kayak Fishing

    Kayaks enable you to take your fishing to the next level. Allowing you to fish areas that would otherwise be inaccessible, you'll soon notice your catch rates increase!

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  • Canadian Canoeing

    Canoeing

    One of the most traditional types of paddling. Canoeing is perfect for touring, expeditions and family fun. Take the camping gear with you and set off on a multi-day adventure!

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  • Sea Kayaking

    Sea Kayaking

    Offering a range of paddling opportunities from calm estuary waters resembling inland conditions to sea-like kayaking on the open coastline. This provides an excellent paddling experience


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  • Rivers And Lakes Paddling

    River & Lake Paddling

    Offering great views and sheltered conditions. The elements are usually kept at bay by the surroundings so you can get on with the thrill of paddling.

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  • Canal Paddling

    Canal Paddling

    Canal paddling can offer a placid and tranquil paddling experience, which caters for a wide range of paddling crafts including Canoes, Kayaks and Sit On Top’s. explore with little or no prior experience needed.

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  • Inflatable Paddling

    Inflatable Kayaks

    Inflatables offer the full paddling experience without taking up space around the house. Packing down to the size of a family tent, modern inflatables are the perfect introduction to paddling.

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  • Hobie Mirage Drive Kayaks

    Hobie Kayaks

    Paddle, Pedal or Sail! Make use of the Hobie Mirage Drive System, which uses rubber fins to propel the kayak through the water. Hobie's are popular for kayak fishing, touring and wildlife watching.

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  • White Water Kayaking and River Running

    White Water Paddling

    Canoeing and kayaking down fast moving water throughout the UK and further afield. There are different Grades/Classes of river to suit all paddling abilities.

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  • Surf Kayaking

    Surf Kayaking

    This form of paddlesport is for those looking a kayaking in surf zones with the aim of planing on the wave face. From Sit On Tops to Speciality Surf Kayak Designs, there's something to suit all paddling abilities.

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  • Marathon and Sprint Paddling

    Marathon & Sprint Kayaking

    This style of kayaking is a great way to get very fit and go in very straight lines. This highly specialised flavour of paddlesport is one for top atheletes.

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