Canoe and Kayak Store is an independently owned, specialist paddle-sport store based in Gloucestershire. We also have a store in South Wales inside the Cardiff International White Water Centre, where you can demo our boats and paddles on the course.

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 a shop in Gloucestershire and leading to where we are today!

Unit 8, Damery WorksDamery Lane Woodford GL13 9JR
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    This winter we decided it was time to escape the grey, near minus temperatures and rain that leads you to hiding inside here in Norway; we hoped when we returned the snow would have arrived. So where to go, when we are looking for a location which has to be warm, provide good boating and have easy logistics.... More

    Kayaking in Ecuador

    Rosie | 26/03/2018 13:04:00

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    In late 2017, 5.10 announced that they were stopping production of their water shoes to concentrate upon climbing and mountain biking. This means that both the Canyoneer and Water Tennie loved by kayakers and canoeists as for years as the best water shoe will cease to be available. We know demand for these iconic shoes remains.... More

    5.10 Canyoneers, a classic

    Rosie | 31/01/2018 13:35:00

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    #savethedate This is our 3rd annual Christmas event in our Gloucester Store and it has grown year on year. We would like to thank you for being our dedicated customers throughout the year and we invite you to come along for the evening and enjoy a mince pie, mulled wine, fun, games and helpful information as well as.... More

    Christmas Workshop and Discount Shopping Night

    Rosie | 28/11/2017 17:09:00

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    Our Company Canoe and Kayak Store is an independently owned, specialist paddle-sport store based in Gloucestershire,we also have a store in Cardiff at the Cardiff International White Water Centre, where you can Demo our boat and Paddles on the course. Our roots trace back to the year 2000 when Richard.... More

    Who are we?

    Rosie | 28/07/2017 14:30:00

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    We are pleased to welcome Jamie to the Canoe and Kayak Store Sponsored Paddlers Team, Jamie will be representing the store and Select Paddles UK, Jamie is also part of the new business Paddle 365  which he started with fellow team paddler Luke Partridge, where they live, eat and breath paddle sport!     .... More

    Introducing our newest Team Paddler Jamie Greenhalgh

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    Always looking for ways to escape the miserable British winter, Zet Team paddlers Lee Royle and Sandra Hyslop headed down under to check out the offerings of New Zealand’s rivers. We started off the trip at Okere Falls near Rotorua which is on the North Island. During their first couple of months we were able to.... More

    New Zealand

    oactAdmin | 24/01/2017 15:43:00

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    Layers - because I've never known a cold onion! It’s getting to that time of year where if you’re just getting into paddling, you may think it’s too cold to get out paddling. So why do those who’ve been paddling a bit longer still seem to be perfectly happy to jump in their boat 365 days a.... More

    Layers - because I've never known a cold onion!

    oactAdmin | 23/12/2016 12:19:00

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    Autumn for me is one of my favourite seasons in the UK for paddling. Our already stunning rivers get lined with autumn foliage on trees and you have the flashes of gold, orange and yellow in the flow and eddy lines as these leaves twist and turn that I find add a real magic to any section. .... More

    Whetman in the Wetlands (but not as wet as we would have liked)

    oactAdmin | 11/11/2016 15:10:00

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    Kayaking has taken me to some amazing places over the years, but one location has always hung around right near the top of my "favourites" list. A place which combines all my favourite things; great food, great wine and of course, great kayaking. A land of soaring mountains, beautiful vistas and granite bedrock.... More

    Dancin' with the Devil (A kayaking trip to Val Sesia)

    Rosie | 22/06/2016 10:35:39

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    We've had a excellent review with photos for the Kokatat Idol Drysuit by the wonderful Maeve Smith, great to see it being put through it's paces in Scotland! Thanks Maeve! "A few weeks before my trip to the River Etive in Scotland in February it started to dawn on me just how cold it was going to.... More

    [Review] The Middle Etive in February – Testing the Kokatat Idol!

    oactAdmin | 02/03/2015 12:48:45

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    Ronnie's Christmas Gift Guide For Kayakers Ronnie (our Cardiff Store Manager) has spent some time to put together what he thinks would make some great Christmas gifts to keep your loved ones safe, secure and warm - all nicely ordered by budget! Under £25 Palm Safety Tape and Wire Gate (£14.95) and Palm Wiregate Karabiner (£9.95).... More

    Ronnie’s Christmas Gift Ideas

    oactAdmin | 20/11/2013 13:02:12

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    Our Company Canoe and Kayak Store is an independently owned, specialist trio of paddle-sport stores based in Gloucestershire and Cardiff. 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.... More

    Who are we?

    oactAdmin | 17/05/2013 15:00:00

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    Name: Edward Harry (Ed) DOB: 05th Jan 1988 .... More

    New sponsored paddler Ed Harry tells us a bit about himself…

    oactAdmin | 03/04/2012 11:26:17

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      Local Clubs – Local clubs are the lifeblood of Canoeing and Kayaking, if you want to learn off friendly people or find paddling partners, these clubs come highly recommended. Avon Outdoor Activities Club – A really social club for over 18’s with over 400 members from around the Bristol and Bath areas. North Avon Canoe Club.... More

    Useful links for beginners

    oactAdmin | 14/10/2011 10:23:00

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      Having trained some of the staff from the Glanllyn Outdoor Centre for a sea kayak crossing of the Irish Sea a couple of years ago, the success of this trip led me to being asked if I would guide on a circumnavigation of Wales - I readily agreed.  It was to be the biggest trip I have.... More

    Ray Goodwin – Around Wales by Canoe and Kayak

    oactAdmin | 31/07/2010 11:25:27

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