Paddling Britain

50 Best Places to Explore by SUP, Kayak & Canoe

Author: Lizzie Carr

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784776033

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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This new, unique guide from Bradt is the definitive guide to stand up paddle boarding across British coastlines and inland waterways. Written by Lizzie Carr, aka Lizzie Outside, Britain's best known paddle boarder, it reveals the 50 best places to go paddle boarding in Britain, from Devon and Cornwall to Monmouthshire, Norfolk, Cumbria and the Cairngorms. It also provides the full run-down on everything you need to know for successful and enjoyable stand up paddle boarding, from safety tips to kit, weather watching to paddling responsibly. In addition it covers options for canoeing and kayaking. The waters of England, Wales and Scotland are all featured, from rivers and canals to coastal strips and island circuits. Stand up paddle boarding is sweeping across the Britain, giving people the opportunity to explore 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 paddle boarding challenge, this book reveals the best spots to stand up paddleboard across Britain. Described in loving detail and with gentle humour, each location contains practical information about how to find these remote spots and what to expect on your journey. The author, Lizzie Carr, says: 'this book responds to the countless questions I receive regularly from paddle boarders 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.'
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Canoe and Kayak Handbook

Author: British Canoe Union

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780953195657

Category: Canoes and canoeing

Page: 352

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? The complete paddlesport reference book? Completely re-written 3rd edition? Now in full colourWritten by enthusiastic and current British Canoe Union coaches and practitioners, this book is an invaluable source of information for both novice and expert alike. For the newcomer it will provide a firm foundation in their chosen aspect of the sport. The coach or experienced paddler will find it invaluable as: ? an update to current theory and practice? an introduction to new aspects of the sport? a pointer to other sources of information such as relevant books and websites
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Lonely Planet Great Britain

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1788685318

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet Great Britain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, explore the many sides of Edinburgh, or try new versions of British pub favourites at a gastropub; all with your trusted travel companion.
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The British Canoe Union Coaching Handbook

Author: British Canoe Union

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780954706166

Category: Canoes and canoeing

Page: 384

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A manual of coaching techniques, advice and guidelines for the canoe and kayak coach. This book is a mine of useful information and practical tips. If you aspire to be a better canoe or kayak coach, this is the book for you. The book divides into three sections: Part One deals with coaching theory and fundamentals such as psychology and physiology explained in terms that make sense to a practical coach. Part Two looks at generic coaching skills that will provide useful tools whatever discipline the coach is involved in. It works its way from introducing people to canoesport right through to coaching elite athletes. Part Three looks at specific aspects of canoesport such as slalom, racing, sea kayaking, white water kayaking, open canoeing and freestyle.
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Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast

From Northern Oregon to British Columbia's North Coast

Author: Peter McGee

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 192681214X

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 9715

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This newly updated and expanded guidebook contains everything readers need to know to plan a short or long paddling trip. It features detailed information on more than 30 kayak routes and covers the skill levels required, trip duration, hazards, and which charts and tide tables to purchase. Eighteen regions from Oregon to British Columbia, including sections on the historic Lower Columbia River and rugged Queen Charlotte Strait are explored. Also provides invaluable information about weather, currents, ferry and air travel, equipment rentals, tours, and more.
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Sea Kayak Handling

Author: Doug Cooper

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095183

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

View: 3674

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A practical guide that will help you to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently. For beginner and intermediate paddlers. Doug draws on his personal and coaching experience to help the reader master sea kayak handling skills and techniques. Accurate sequential photos and simple concise language make the descriptions easy to follow and understand. The foundation skills of posture, connectivity (how your body is connected to the kayak), power transfer and learning to 'feel' how the boat responds, are explored initially. The author then goes on to tackle forward paddling, keeping the kayak on course, reverse paddling, edging, turning on the spot, forward turns on the move, reverse turns on the move, stern rudders, moving sideways, support strokes, and the use of skegs and rudders. Sea Kayak Handling is recommended as support material for the British Canoe Union 3 and 4 Star (Sea) awards. (The 1 star is a novice 'encouragement' award, the 2 star covers basic generic kayak skills, the 3 star basic/intermediate sea specific skills and experience, and the 4 star covers intermediate sea specific skills and leadership in moderate conditions).
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Sea Kayak

A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Sea Kayakers

Author: Gordon Brown

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780954706173

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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This book is a modern guide to sea kayaking by one of the leading exponents of the sport who is also a highly respected coach in this field. Gordon Brown is a BCU Level 5 sea coach based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He shares his knowledge with you in his own succinct humorous style and very visual approach. In this book Gordon covers topics of kayaking history, physiology, boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races, expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and resources for the sea paddler. This is a visually stunning book printed on 170gsm silk paper filled with top quality photographs. Over seventy photographs and illustrations help to make this an essential modern manual for the sea kayaker.
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Sea Kayak Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast

Author: Heather Harbord

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781894765534

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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This paddling guide to Desolation Sound and the Strait of Georgia provides historical travel information on a part of the Inner Passage between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland. Follow the Marine Trail up the east coast of Vancouver Island with perhaps a digression to Hornby or Denman islands. Or tackle the savage inflow-outflow winds of Jervis Inlet to reach the jewel of Princess Louisa Inlet.
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Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia

A Guide to Paddling Routes Along the Coast of Nova Scotia

Author: Scott Cunningham

Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Nimbus

ISBN: 9781551093178

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 292

View: 4908

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Nova Scotia has some of the most spectacular coastline on the continent. The sea kayak is ideal for exploring those isolated nooks and crannies, where few other vessels dare to venture. This revised edition of Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia is illustrated with enhanced maps and new photos, with five additional routes, bringing the total to 42 of the best coastal paddling routes in the province. Each route includes departure points, trip lengths, and necessary charts and maps. Of special note are the safety considerations and the detailed points of interest.
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