Top 5 Kayaking Spots in the UK
Stuck for inspiration on where to go for your next adventure on the water? We’re here to help! Here we have compiled a short list of some of the top spots for kayaking and canoeing in the UK.
Whether you are looking for a leisurely trip in the Lake District, or something a little more challenging we’ve got a little something for everyone, so check them out below!
This trail really is quite something, allowing you to paddle from coast to coast amongst one of the finest waterways Scotland has to offer. Stretching an incredible 96km from Fort William to Inverness, this will certainly be an adventure of a lifetime. This trail can be completed in around 3-5 days, consisting of a couple of miles of man-made canals as well as an abundance of lochs. There’s even a chance to pop over to Loch Ness during your journey and see one of the biggest myths of Scottish history! The sights from this journey are quite remarkable, and each stop along the way gives you just a little taste of the pride of the Scottish.
The River Wye, Wales
A very popular destination for kayakers, The River Wye in Wales spans an impressive 215km, making it the fifth longest river in the UK. The journey by canoe can stretch up to 133km from Hay Town Bridge to Bigsweir, with minor rapids and several long pools along the way. The lower part of The Wye is classed as an Area of Outstanding Beauty, and you will see why when you take a trip there. There are several campsites along the way if you wish to make an overnight trip, or if not shorter trips are equally as accessible!
North Devon, England
North Devon in the South West corner of England is home to some of the finest beaches, coves and inlets in the world that offer the perfect landscape to explore on your kayak. You will see a variety of marine life as the Atlantic Ocean is rife with food for all. You can expect to see dolphins, porpoise, seals, coastal birds and the second largest shark in the world… the utterly harmless basking shark!
The area is very holiday orientated, so it has excellent facilities to refuel and get some good shuteye between coastal kayak paddles, and if you want to test yourself further you can head to the surfing beaches of Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe for some sea kayak surfing!
Anglesey, North Wales
Kayaking in Anglesey is fantastic because of the range of waterways. The sheltered east coast offers a great location for beginners and lovers of wildlife, while the turbulent waters at Menai Straits, Penrhyn Mawr and North Stack offer a challenge for more experienced kayakers. This is a great all round location to experience the eclectic range of waterways available, a great place to take a little kayaking holiday!
Derwentwater, Lake District
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