Paddling Britain

50 Best Places to Explore by SUP, Kayak & Canoe

Book Description

This new, unique guide from Bradt is the definitive guide to stand-up paddleboarding across British coastlines and inland waterways. Written by Lizzie Carr, aka Lizzie Outside, Britain's best known paddleboarder, it reveals the 50 best places to go paddleboarding, kayaking or canoeing in Britain, from Devon and Cornwall to Norfolk, Cumbria and the Cairngorms. It also provides the full run-down on everything you need to know for successful and enjoyable stand-up paddleboarding, from safety tips to kit, weather watching to paddling responsibly.
The waters of England, Wales and Scotland are all featured, from rivers and canals to coastal strips and island circuits. Stand-up paddleboarding is sweeping across Britain, giving people the opportunity to explore a range of waterways, from city rivers to some of the most remote and untouched parts of the country that would otherwise be left inaccessible. Whether you're looking for inspiration, a weekend adventure or a more daring paddleboarding challenge, this book reveals the best spots to stand-up paddleboard, kayak or canoe across Britain. Described in loving detail and with gentle humour, each location contains practical information about how to find these distinctive spots and what to expect on your journey.
The author, Lizzie Carr, says: ‘this book responds to the countless questions I receive regularly from paddleboarders looking to explore new places and get new experiences from their SUP. Whether people want to take their families for a weekend adventure or enjoy a camping getaway with friends, this book – the first SUP guide on the market – aims to answer these questions and inspire people to get outside and explore the UK water scene both coastal and inland.'




About Carr, Lizzie

Lizzie Carr is Britain's best known paddle boarder. She has travelled the length and breadth of the country exploring Britain's inland waterways and coastlines from her paddle board, bringing you the very best of what's out there. In 2017 she became the first woman to paddleboard the English Channel solo, while in 2018 she spent eight days paddling the length of the Hudson River. She dedicates much of her time to raising awareness of plastic pollution in the world's waterways and, thanks to a chip fitted in the fin of her paddleboard, collecting data to measure water temperature to help interpret the impact of global warming. Details of her adventures can be found at lizzieoutside.co.uk while more information about her work with plastic pollution can be found at www.plasticpatrol.co.uk.