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Leading Canoe, Kayak & Paddle-Sport Specialist Store in the UK

Canoe and Kayak Store is an independently owned, specialist paddlesport store based next to the M5 between Bristol and Gloucester. We have a second store at the Cardiff International White Water Centre in South Wales.

Our roots trace back to the year 2000 when Richard (having paddled since he was a child) was offered the chance to buy a canoe business. Loving the industry but not liking the company he decided to set up his own – opening the shop in Gloucestershire and leading us to where we are today!

Over the years, we’ve worked closely with manufacturers, clubs, schools, universities, centres, the armed forces and coaches to provide great advice and one of the industry’s best ranges of paddling equipment. You’ll find kit from manufacturers like Palm, Peak and Kokatat to help you make the most of paddling some of the best kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.

We’re all experienced paddlers keen to share our love of paddlesport.  If you want some help and guidance on selecting kit, or just need some advice on where to paddle, or who to approach for the best training, then give us a call.

Visit one of our stores and try some of the most popular boats and paddles.  We have demonstration stock at both stores with a focus on whitewater at Cardiff. Recreational boats, canoes and touring kayaks can be put through their paces best at our Gloucestershire store, which is close to the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal.   For more details take a look at our demo page or call us if there’s something specific you want to try.