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Paddling Britain By Lizzie Carr

Paddling Britain by Lizzie Carr

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Paddling Britain Guide - Travel information and expert advice on the best places to stand-up paddleboard, kayak and canoe in the UK, including top tips, suitable kit, weather and paddling responsibly, as well as wildlife and secret spots. Includes the 50 best places to paddle, from the West Country to East Anglia, Wales to Scotland.

Paddling Britain Summary

Paddling Britain: 50 Best Places to Explore by SUP, Kayak & Canoe by Lizzie Carr

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.'

Paddling Britain Reviews

'A well presented, good-value and high useful guide that should appeal to paddlers of all persuasions.' Waterways World 'Something for everyone' Adventure Travel magazine

About Lizzie Carr

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 while more information about her work with plastic pollution can be found at

Table of Contents

Introduction Paddling: The Essentials Paddling Safely Paddling Responsibly Using This Guide 01. Tropical island-hopping Isles of Scilly, Cornwall 02. Simply beachy Isles of Scilly, Cornwall 03. A world apart The Lizard, Cornwall 04. Sea safari Penzance, Cornwall 05. Heavenly Helford Helford River, Cornwall 06. Three in one Rivers Truro, Fal and Tresillian, Cornwall 07. Southwestern sundowner Portmellon, Cornwall 08. And then there were none Bigbury Bay, Devon 09. Bullseye River Dart, Devon 10. Cornish challenge Godrevy-Portreath Heritage Coast, Cornwall 11. Steer along the Stour River Stour, Christchurch, Dorset 12. Meet the meanders Cuckmere River, East Sussex 13. Ballet of the starlings Brighton Pier, East Sussex 14. Beaulieu beauty River Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire 15. Wey to go River Wey, Surrey/London 16. Paddle fit for a king? Kingston-upon-Thames, London 17. A trip to Paddlington Regent's Canal, London 18. Rumble in The Mumbles The Mumbles, Swansea 19. Gower power Rhossili Bay, Swansea 20. Welsh waterway secret Cresswell River, Pembrokeshire 21. Locks, Banbury Cakes & dreaming spires Oxford Canal, Oxfordshire 22. The only way is Essex Chelmer and Blackwell Navigation, Essex 23. Jewel in the crown Newgale, Pembrokeshire 24. The deep Fishguard, Pembrokeshire 25. Varsity va-va-voom River Cam, Cambridgeshire 26. As you like it Stratford Canal, West Midlands 27. Gold-medal paddle Mawddach Estuary, Gwynedd 28. Broadly brilliant Hickling Broad, Norfolk 29. Midlands magic River Trent, Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire 30. Little Italy Black Rock Sands, Gwynedd 31. The stream in the sky Llangollen Canal, Denbighshire 32. Let's twist again Bangor-on-Dee, Clwyd 33. Norfolk's saltmarsh solace Deepdale Marshes, Norfolk 34. Snowdonian secret Llyn Padarn, Gwynedd 35. Medieval magic Conwy Bay, Conwy 36. Mancunian secrets Bridgewater Canal, Greater Manchester 37. Skip to Saltaire Leeds and Liverpool Canal, North/West Yorkshire 38. Waterway jungle Lancaster Canal, Lancashire/Cumbria 39. Wild West paddle Wast Water, Cumbria

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Paddling Britain: 50 Best Places to Explore by SUP, Kayak & Canoe by Lizzie Carr
Used - Very Good
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