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Do you burn calories kayaking?

Kayaking is hard, both skill-wise and on your body, but did you know that it’s also a great way to stay fit? It shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that many kayakers are in great shape and that is largely down to the fact that kayaking is a great way to work out the top half of your body. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of kayaking for your body, as well as how it can help you burn calories and improve your fitness and shape. If you’re a beginner looking for some kayaking tips, make sure to […]

Should you wear a life jacket in a kayak?

Safety is one of the most important things to consider when heading out on your kayak, but is a life jacket an essential piece of equipment? In this article, we’ll be looking at the importance of life jackets, what other buoyancy aids you can try, and what the benefits of wearing protective equipment are when kayaking. What are the benefits of wearing life jackets? Wearing a life jacket when kayaking has many benefits. They provide you with extra buoyancy in the water, which can help to keep your head above water if you capsize. Life jackets also have reflective panels […]

Which is better: a sit-in or sit-on kayak?

While you might have been on a kayak before, did you know that there are sit-in and sit-on kayak options? In this article, we’ll explore both options and look at which one is better, and why that might differ depending on where you kayak and what your preferences are. What is a sit-in kayak? A sit-in kayak is one where your legs and bottom are inside the hull of the kayak, and you’re facing forwards. Many people find sit-in kayaks more comfortable because they provide more support for your back and legs, and they also help to keep you drier […]

What is the proper way to paddle a kayak?

Being able to paddle your kayak is an essential skill if you want to be able to stay safe on the water and be able to move efficiently, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t know how to paddle properly.  In this article, we’ll be exploring paddling on a kayak and telling you everything you need to know about kayaking and proper paddling in particular. If you want more kayak content, feel free to check out our dedicated kayak page by clicking here. What is the correct paddling technique? When paddling in a kayak, a good technique to […]

Games to play while paddling

Paddle boarding is a leisurely activity enjoyed by many during the warm summer months, sometimes even in the winter if you can brave the chilly conditions, but did you know that there’s more to it than just having a paddle on the water? In this post we’ll be exploring a handful of paddling games that you can play on the water. 1. Paddle Board Paddle Ball For this game you’ll need two paddles, a ball and something to stand on. What you do here is place the ball between the two paddles at either end of and then simply get […]

10 Great UK Canoe & Kayak Touring Trips

There are few things more relaxing than cruising along a gently flowing river, or across the glass like mirror flat surface of a lake or a loch, listening to nothing but the ripples from your bow. Whether you’re just out on a pleasant day’s paddle or a multi-day journey touring kayaks and even sit-on-tops, are perfect for exploring the waterways of the UK. Here are a few suggestions on some truly classic canoe & kayak touring trips and destinations to get you started, but once you’ve caught the canoe & kayak touring bug there are plenty more out there, just […]

6 Great UK Sea Kayaking Destinations

There are few things that can offer the sense of freedom that a journey by sea kayak can! Gliding along mirror-flat water looking at the abundance of seabirds, or crashing through the waves on a challenging open crossing sea kayaking has something to offer everyone. We’ve picked out six classic areas, but we do all live on an island there is great sea paddling to be had all around the UK’s coastline… wherever you can find a spot to launch your sea kayak. The Outer Hebrides Never mind the UK this is in the top ten sea kayaking destinations in […]

5 Great UK Canoeing & Kayaking Touring Destinations

There are few things more relaxing than cruising along a gently flowing river, or across the glass like surface of a lake of a loch, listening to nothing but the ripples from your bow. Whether you’re just out on a pleasant day’s paddle or a multi-day journey Canadian canoes, touring kayaks, and even sit-on-tops are all perfect for exploring the waterways of the UK. Here are a few suggestions on some of our classic touring trips and destinations, but there are plenty more out there, just waiting for you to discover them. River Wye The River Wye is one of […]