Slea Paddlers

Canoeist Code of Conduct

The canoeist code.
In order to enjoy your canoeing and allow others to enjoy the water the BCU has a code of conduct for Canoeists. It is a good idea to try to follow this, as it will give you and those you meet a better time.

  • Be Polite and friendly to local residents.
  • Drive with care and consideration.
  • Park without causing an obstruction.
  • Be as quite as possible.
  • Unload kit tidily and take all rubbish home.
  • Get changed out of public view.
  • Get permission before going on to private land.
  • Avoid disturbing wildlife and environmental damage.
  • Be considerate to other water users.
  • Leave no trace of your visit.

Follow the country code.
  • Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work.
  • Leave livestock, crops & machinery alone.
  • Guard against all risk of fire.
  • Take your litter home.
  • Fasten all Gates.
  • Help to keep all water clean.
  • Keep your dogs under close control.
  • Protect wildlife, plants and trees.
  • Keep to public paths across farm land.
  • Take special care on country roads.
  • Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges & walls.
  • Make no unnecessary noise.