Water sports

Water sports

Sailing, rowing, punting, kayaking - our island nation has a long history of water sports

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Best places to paddleboard in the South West

OS Champion and author of ‘Paddleboarding South West England’, Lisa Drewe, reveals her favourite places to paddleboard in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.

A beginner's guide to stand-up paddle boarding

Whether you want to try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) for you're looking to improve your skills, this guide will ensure you have a great time out on the water.

10 best paddling routes

British Canoeing share their best paddle routes across the UK that you must try. These recommended paddle trails can be found on OS Maps, making it easier to navigate and plan your next on-the-water adventure.

Best fishing spots in Britain

Eight million people in England and Wales live within five minutes’ walk of somewhere to go fishing. We take a look at some of the best fishing spots near you and offer some advice on how to enjoy them year round.

Beginner's guide to fishing

Try fishing once and you’re sure to be hooked. It’s about so much more than catching a fish. Unwinding in the great outdoors is a big part of the attraction. This beginner's guide to fishing will help you give it ago and enjoy time by the water with family and friends.

Staying safe on the beach: respect the RIP

Getting out on the water is great, especially in summer, but it’s important we do it safely. Water safety expert, Brendon Prince, shares his advice for staying safe in, on or around water and explains the importance of respecting the RIP.

The Big Paddle Cleanup

British Canoeing tell us all about their Big Paddle Cleanup, a week-long campaign where paddlers up and down the country took to the water to collect rubbish. What did they find? This article reveals all.

Best British locations for surfing

One of the many benefits of living on an island is the sea! Here are seven of the best surf spots in Britain for you to take to the waves or simply enjoy the views.

Blue Space

Time spent near or in water is the secret to health and happiness. GetOutside Champion, Lisa Drewe author of Islandeering explores ‘blue space’ and the staggering scale and diversity of it in the UK’s wild and urban places, as well as our homes and gardens.

Wonderful waterways

GetOutside Champion Debs Butler takes us on her stand up paddleboarding river trip in the Midlands.