Information on canoeing in the UK

BCU LogoIf for one reason or another, the Civil Service Canoe Club cannot offer what you are looking for, you may well find that there are other activities in your area! The British Canoe Union is the governing body for canoeing in the UK. There are also National Associations covering Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Any of these bodies should be able to provide details of local clubs, centres and so on, as well as information on access to canoeing waters, within their area. In England, the "Regional" pages on the BCU web site contain extensive lists of local clubs - see for example their Clubs list. You can contact these organisations as follows:

BCU (British Canoe Union)
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Welsh Canoeing Association

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British Canoe Union HQ (also the offices of Canoe England)
18 Market Place, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8AP

Phone: 0845 370 9500 or 0300 0119 500

Fax: 0845 370 9501
Canoe Wales, The National White Water Centre, Frongoch, Bala,Gwynedd, LL23 7NU

Phone: 01678 521199

Fax: 01678 521158
CANI (Canoe Association of Northern Ireland)

Canoe Association of Northern Ireland
Scottish Canoe Association, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ.

Phone:  0131 3177314

Fax: 0131 3177319
Unit 2 Rivers Edge, 13 - 15 Ravenhill Rd, Belfast, BT6 8DN

Tel 0289 0738884
Further details on some activities or regions of the BCU are separately listed in the Club's "links" page.
Irish Canoe Union

Note: the Civil Service Canoe Club is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked web sites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.