Canoeing and kayaking holidays

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Drifting with dragonflies: a canoeing trip on the River Severn near Shrewsbury
While the Wye struggles with pollution, an overnight paddle and camping trip in Shropshire points the way to a gentle wildlife revival alongside England’s longest river

Kevin Rushby

21, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Canoeists make waves about right to paddle in English rivers
Campaigners seeking land reform to overturn system that they say denies them access to waterways

Helena Horton Environment reporter

04, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Wild water: packrafting with the kids down Scotland’s River Tay
An 87-mile family paddling and camping adventure connects our writer with the Highlands landscape – especially when she takes an unexpected dip

Kate Eshelby

27, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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10 of Britain’s wildest adventures for 2022
Cycle through the Highlands, sail around the UK, run across Wales, photograph wildlife on Dartmoor … and more fabulous activities

Rachel Dixon

19, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Make a splash: the challenge of learning to kayak
Kitty Empire started kayaking to glide along with moorhens, but soon found herself practising sprints and turns for her racing debut

Kitty Empire

04, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Kayak, cook and camp in Sweden’s wild isles
A foraging and campfire cooking adventure in an uninhabited Baltic archipelago proves a meditative treat for our fungi-fancying writer

Kevin Rushby

12, Sep, 2021 @5:27 AM

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Cornwall: 10 small group trips offering big outdoor adventures
Locally run outfits offer some of Cornwall’s best activities, including kayaking, coasteering, paddleboarding and via ferrata

Wyl Menmuir

26, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 great UK boat trips, chosen by readers
The waters of Scotland and the West Country offer great sightseeing, but tipsters also enjoy stirring journeys in urban settings

Guardian readers

08, Jul, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Canoeing and mindfulness retreat, Devon
A historic estate overlooking the River Dart is the base for a mindful connection with nature that’s all about ‘stillness and flow’

Rachel Dixon

27, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Country diary: the loch is bustling with people, but the birds won’t be outdone
Insh Marshes, Badenoch: On our canoe trip we encounter two tribes of patrolling swans, peeping oystercatchers overhead and a party of honking Canada geese

Merryn Glover

04, Jun, 2021 @4:30 AM

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10 of the UK’s best places for fun on the water, chosen by readers
From white-knuckle wakeboarding to a gentle punt ending in tea and scones, our tipsters pick great spots for water sports

Guardian readers

06, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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10 off-the-beaten-track adventures in Scotland
Scotland will be first choice for many British holidaymakers this year, but these active breaks avoid the country’s famous Highland and island honeypots

Lucy Gillmore

23, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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