British Canoeing has launched its Access and Environment Charter – Clear Access, Clear Waters – a campaign which sets out a vision to confirm access to the rivers and inland waters of England and to protect the environment.

It brings together the views of members, the wider paddling community and other key stakeholders to clarify our vision for fair, shared, sustainable open access to water. 

Based around three key pledges it sets out our vision and ask of the Government to address the matter of public access on water and protection of our environment.

Working with MPs, key stakeholders such as DCMS, Wildlife and Countryside Link, Inland Waterways Association and Canal & Rivers Trust, the Charter we have brought Ambition Six to life.

The Charter is based on three key pledges: 

British Canoeing will do the following: 

1. Champion the case for fair, shared, sustainable open access on and along inland waters to be confirmed in law

2. Continue to act to protect and improve the health of our rivers, working to protect, preserve and enhance the natural environment

3. Commit to inspire more people to be active outdoors; connecting people with their environment and promoting the benefits on mental and physical well-being

You can find out more here.