Paddle Powered Craft

Whether it's Canoeing, Kayaking, Rowing or Stand-up Paddle Boarding, they are all are great entry-level forms of boating. You can try them all around the country as they can all be carried out both inland on lakes and rivers , and out on the ocean.

This guide provides an introduction to paddle powered activities and gives you the essential information to get started such as the equipment that you will need, the areas available, where you can find training, holidays and where you can buy a kayak, canoe, rowing boat or standup paddleboard.


As well as being healthy exercise, canoeing is a fun activity to enjoy with friends or family and a great way to escape and visit places that are normally hard to reach by foot or car. More about canoeing >




Kayaking is one of the fastest growing activities in the UK, and you can find an activity to suit your interests whether it be day trips, touring, expeditions, polo, slalom, whitewater and surfing. More about kayaking >




Rowing is one of the oldest Olympic sports, and its popularity owes a lot to the fact that it is accessible to people of all levels of fitness and ability, and can be enjoyed on the UK's rivers, lakes or coast. More about rowing>



Standup Paddleboarding

Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) is booming in places like Australia and the USA. SUP is similar to surfing, but easier as the rider steers a long, wide board using a long paddle. More about standup paddleboarding>


Video - A Canoe Trail of the Great Glen