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Do I need a licence to paddle? British Waterways Licence FAQ

If you wish to get out on the water in England and Wales in a Canoe, Kayak, or Stand Up Paddleboard, chances are you will need a British Waterways licence. We are often asked in our Nottingham Kayak Shop by our customers if they need a UK boating licence, or canoeing and kayaking licence. Below we will answer some FAQs to help you decide if a British Waterways Licence is needed for your paddling.

River Trent Weirs Guide

The River Trent is home to one of the finest whitewater courses in the world, with world class features such as the Inlet Gate, and home to the 2022 Freestyle World Championships. But what happens when the river rises and the whitewater course closes? ...all is not lost! The River Trent Weirs offer some of the best waves in the country at higher river levels!

Best Women’s Buoyancy Aids and PFDs in 2024

Me (Tamsyn) in the Hiko Sport Guardian 3D    Facebook   Twitter   Messenger   Linkedin   WhatsApp It's crazy to think that not so long ago, women's specific PFDs didn't really exist. Thankfully, in 2024 the selection of women's buoyancy aids is growing! So we now have an increasing number of options to choose from! We’ve put together this handy guide of some of the best women’s kayak, canoe and SUP buoyancy aids on the market in 2024. Some of these are specifically designed for...