British Canoeing

British Canoeing is the national governing body for paddle sports in the UK. Tynemouth Canoe Club is affiliated to British Canoeing. You can read about British Canoeing on the British Canoeing Website

We follow the British Canoeing policies and procedures to run a safe and friendly club. You can see these documents on the Useful Documents Page

In recognition of this we have been awarded the British Canoeing Quality Mark accreditation. Quality Mark Certificate

We have also been awarded the Sport England Clubmark. Clubmark Certificate


British Canoeing offers a wide range of coach education and development courses. Read about courses for Coaches at British Canoeing Coaching.

Please note you need to be a member of British Canoeing to be registered in the coaching scheme.


British Canoeing offers a wide range of courses from beginner to advanced for people of all ages including PaddlePower, Star Awards, Safety Training & Navigation Training. Read about British Canoeing Skills Development at Build My Skills


British Canoeing is working hard to improve access to and along all our waterways – from rivers and canals to lakes and the coast. We must take care when paddling so as not to jeopardise any access agreements that have been negotiated. You can read about British Canoeing’s Access work at Access to Water

Some tips:

1.      Check local Access for the river you intend to paddle.

2.      Show due consideration to any anglers that you encounter; be courteous, passing them quietly on the opposite side of the river to where they are fishing.

3.      From an environmental point of view, all craft must be rinsed before moving from one river to another, to avoid contamination.

4.      Be discrete when changing and in toilet arrangements.

5.      Take care with the parking of cars.

6.      Have a good time but don’t ruin someone else’s day.

Canoe Disciplines

Canoeing consists of a number of different disciplines. If you would like further information ask a coach or see British Canoeing Website


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