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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    Written by Gareth Farrow Photo Credit – Sean Clarke Intro By no sense of the word could you call me a ‘playboater’ but I could not refuse the opportunity to travel to Uganda and kayak the Nile before the flooding of some world class rapids. It has always been a childhood.... More

    Uganda 2018

    Rosie | 08/05/2018 10:22:00

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    Palm Atom Dry Suit: I bought my Palm Atom Dry Suit in February last year since then I have used it a lot, from personal paddling to running FSRT and WWSR courses. The most use this Atom dry suit has got, in the most extreme conditions, has been in Chile where I had been wearing it every day paddling.... More

    Palm Atom Dry Suit Review

    Rosie | 12/01/2018 12:36:00

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    We are pleased to welcome Gareth to the Canoe and Kayak Store Sponsored Paddlers Team, Gareth will be representing the store so say hello when you see him out and about on the Rivers. Team Paddler Name: Gareth Farrow Birthday: 27th May Hometown: Aberystwyth Boats Owned: Lettmann Granate (currently broken), Liquide.... More

    Introducing our newest Team Paddler Gareth Farrow

    Rosie | 27/10/2017 16:26:00

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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

    oactAdmin | 13/02/2017 10:24:00

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    With the arrival, earlier this month, of the 2016 range of C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle Boards I was invited to take some gear and give them a more in depth test. I’m not sure whether the “in-depth” part of the test referred to the equipment or the water but it turned out to be an excellent day and added.... More

    C4 Waterman is here!

    Rosie | 26/02/2016 10:55:00

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    We are pleased to introduce to you our newest member of the Zet UK team; Steve Moore. Steve has 27 years’ experience in White-water and started his early paddling years in the Lake District where he grew up and in around the highlands of Scotland. Steve joined the Royal Marines at a young age which further.... More

    Introduction to our newest Zet Team Rider Steve Moore

    oactAdmin | 05/11/2015 17:28:36

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    We asked our resident White Water Junkie to share his views on some of our Rescue Equipment, here is what he said: As a Kayaker I have a huge spectrum of kit that I have acquired over the years and appears to fill my shed, garage, van, and living room! In amongst it there is a huge.... More

    Are you Rescue Ready?

    Rosie | 23/09/2015 10:33:59

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    SUNDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2015 SUPPORTED BY SOUTH WEST REGIONAL HASLER QUALIFYING EVENT 2015/2016 AND TOURING CLASS RACE VENUE Gloucester Boathouse site, David Hook Way, Hempsted Meadows, Gloucester GL2 5LE. (this is about a mile south of the city centre on the western bypass and the postcode should take you to the other side.... More


    Rosie | 02/09/2015 12:35:00

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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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    Canoe and Kayak Store made an appearance at the 2014 Bushcraft Show! Check out the photos and a writeup from our Cardiff Store Manager Ronnie Check out the photos here and the write-up below. Enjoy! Day one Simon, Steffan and myself set out from Wales in the early hours after loading.... More

    Ronnie's BushCraft Show 2014 Report

    oactAdmin | 28/05/2014 10:15:08

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    Canoe and Kayak Store’s HQ - the Gloucestershire Store is a double warehouse bursting with shiny new kit. We hold a vast range of the latest canoes, kayaks, and kit in this store, plus even more canoes and kayaks in our warehouses nearby, you’d be hard pressed to not find what you need at our flagship.... More

    Visit us at our Gloucestershire Canoe and Kayak Store

    oactAdmin | 06/11/2013 14:01:01

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      Why Wood? Wood is nature’s own composite. As a naturally forming polymer, wood is comprised of long-chain, cross-linking cellulose molecules, bound together with lignum. This miraculous combination gives.... More

    A guide to choosing your Grey Owl paddle

    oactAdmin | 10/09/2012 16:59:48

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    Fancy yourself as a paddler but not sure where to start? We are here to help and are always eager to get more people involved in the sport we love. Paddling is enjoyed by many people for a range of reasons but here are some of our favourites: Socialising- Whether you are paddling with a club.... More

    Beginners Guide to Paddling

    oactAdmin | 03/08/2011 14:30:04

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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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    It’s that time of the year for the annual alps pilgrimage where we get our fix of sun, cold beer and awesome alpine paddling. If you are heading out this year here are a few tips gathered from me and my friends experiences.  Remember, this will be one of the best holidays you’ll have and your best.... More

    Alpine Essentials

    oactAdmin | 07/06/2010 21:37:55

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