Our Partner and Colleague Organisations
British Canoeing is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of canoeing and kayaking in the UK. To join click here. You'll need to select the 'On the Water' option to be eligible to enter all but entry-level competitions!
Details of forthcoming canoe slalom competitions, and the results of past events are available on the Slalom UK web site. Need to brush up on your slalom technique? Have a look at the Slalom Techniques Library.
Hinckley Water Activities Training Centre web site is here.
For all you need to know about Scouting, click here.
For Leicestershire Scouts click here.
Canoes and Equipment
Cool Blue Canoes – Stoke-on-Trent
Desperate Measures – Nottingham
Leam Boat Centre - Leamington Spa
Local River Levels
The River Derwent at Matlock - At a height of 0.65m the river is at a good level - with 'Killer' being covered. At 1.25 egress is impossible at the steps below the slalom course, and there is no egress 'river left'. At such levels this stretch should not be attempted!
The River Trent above Swarkestone - At a height of 1.00m the river is at a decent level for touring, and the rapids at Swarkestone are good for whitewater training. At higer levels the rapids become washed out.
The River Trent above Stone