Welcome to the links page. Here you will find links to many useful sites related to canoeing.
Simply select a category from the drop down menu below to see sites within that category. Select 'All' to see all the sites in the database.

If you know of a site and think it should be added to our database, then click the link below to submit the site

River Guides and Levels:

UK Rivers Guidebook (UKRGB)
The definitive resource for river guides for the whole of the UK. Also includes a very active forum with discussions on all aspects of paddling

Environment Agency River Levels
The EA has allowed the public access to their river gauge information. Information is usually updated early in a morning, so check your river levels here before you leave.

The Rainchasers app uses data from the EA gauges to determine if a river level is empty/low/medium/high/spate as well as some basic information about each river.

Where's the Water (Scotland)
If you are out and about paddling in Scotland, use this great tool which uses SEPA river gauges to show you which rivers have some water in.


Robin Hood Watersports
Our local canoeing shop in Heckmondwike. Dont forget to mention you are a Leeds Canoe Club member to recieve your 10% discount!

Desperate Measures
Desperate Measures is based near to the National White Water Sports centre in Nottingham. The perfect place to demo some boats!

Artificial Whitewater Courses

Lee Valley
The new whitewater centre created for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Includes the grade 3/4 Olympic Course and the grade 2/3 Legacy course. Please note that to paddle here you need to be a member of Lee Valley which requires you to pass an assessment first. Please book yourself in for an assessment before you visit for the first time! The Olympic course is great for people confident on grade 3+ water and the legacy is great for people comfortable on grade 2+/3 water.

Canolfan Tryweryn
Not strictly an artificial course, more of a river that has been "engineered" for paddling. The main centre has a great selection of rapids from grade 2 to grade 4, while the lower Tryweryn is a nice grade 2+/3 run with Bala Mill Falls for the more ambitious paddler. The river is controlled by dam release but runs most weekends of the year. Check the website for release.

Tees Barrage International Whitewater Centre
Recently renovated, the TBIWWC original course has now been made deeper, and a new short course introduced which is the steepest artificial course in the UK. Powered by 4 new Archimedes screws, the course can now run at all times of the day (it was previously limited by the tides). A great course for intermediate paddlers happy on grade 2/3 water.

Holme Pierrepont (Nottingham)
The National Water Sports Centre is in Nottingham is home to a 700m long whitewater course as well as practice lakes and a full-length rowing lake. Former home of the UK Canoe Slalom team and still the home of UK freestyle. Great for paddlers who are comfortable on grade 3 water.

Cardiff International Whitewater Course

A new course build in the Cardiff Bay area. Releasing anywhere between 4 and 10 cumecs, this course can offer a great introduction to grade 3 rapids and a real blast to the more experienced members on a full 10 cumec release. Check the website for opening times and release information. Great for paddlers comfortable on grade 3.

Nene Whitewater Centre
Situated near Northampton, this was the first pumped whitewater course in the UK. Its 300m long course is great for the beginner/intermediate paddler with its grade 2/3 rapids.


White Rose Canoe Club
White Rose Canoe Club is based in Leeds and has around 150 members, making it one of Yorkshire's largest canoe clubs. They offer a wide range of events aimed mainly for families.

Pennine Canoe Club
Pennine are a small competitive and recreational canoe club offering most canoe/kayak disciplines from a number of venues in and around Huddersfield & Dewsbury

Leeds University Union Club (LUUCC)
One of the most active student clubs in the country. You don't even need to be a student to join, just the willingness to act like one!

York Canoe Club
An active club based in and around York

British Canoe Union

Paddle UK

Paddle UK has been around since 1936 (as the British Canoe Union, and British Canoeing). In 2000 they federalised to become the umbrella organisation for the home nation associations in Scotland (Scottish Canoe Association), Wales (Canoe Wales) and Northern Ireland (Canoe Association Northern Ireland).

Today Paddle UK is responsible for leading and setting the overall framework for all the National Associations and includes areas such as coaching, competition and representing canoeing interests at a UK level.


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