Where to Paddle

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I have a canoe, what should I do now?

Local clubs will often have days when you can come and try canoeing for little or no cost. They will also have experienced members who will be able to talk to you about the different aspects of canoeing and maybe even give you a few pointers on your technique. You can search for you local club here

Choosing a Boat or Paddle

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Paddling Code

Wear a lifejacket

Tell someone where you are going

Paddle with a friend

Keep a look out

Carry a communication device

Know your personal limits

Know your craft and equipment limits

Check the weather, tides and river levels

Dress for the conditions and forecast

Learn some paddling and rescue skills

Take adequate food and water