Boating in the East Midlands

The East Midlands is awash with fun to be had on the water. Whether you're looking to discover fresh activities or hone old skills, you're never far from the ideal location.

Nottingham is home to the UK’s premier whitewater kayaking course, while the River Cam is a popular spot for rowing and punting. If you are after peace and quiet, the Norfolk Broads' magical waterways is a must. And on the coast at Hunstanton, you'll find windsurfers and kite-surfers perfecting their moves off the sandy coastline.

On The Water Guide to the East Midlands

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Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads are the UK's only national wetland and with 60 Broads they offer 125 miles of calm, meandering waterways to enjoy. More...


Despite being England's smallest county, Rutland is a major attraction for watersports lovers. More...


East Norfolk Coast

Whether you're on Sunshine Coast around Lowestoft or exploring the harbours around Brancaster on the North Norfolk coast, England's eastern shores have been designed for wind driven watersports. More...


People travel from around the world to punt on the historic Cambridge Backs, where university colleges back onto the River Cam. More...


Oxford Canal

The lazy Oxford Canal makes its way through the English countryside from Oxford, via Cotswold villages to the outskirts of Coventry. More...


Nottingham is a hub for watersports; the Rivers Trent and Soar, and the amazing facilities at Holme Pierrepont are hot spots for watersports and boating enthusiasts. More...


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