Canoeing on the Royal Canal
The Royal Canal apart from providing a long distance canoe trail with plenty of villages and towns along route is also a major Canoe Polo location on the inland waterways.
Kilcock, is a major centre for the sport and has permanent 'pitch' laid out the harbour. Check out the listing for more infomation on all the clubs operating.
The Royal Canals engineering past does through make it a truely interesting waterway to travel. Closed for over 50 years the completion of its restoration has reopened water access to an aquaduct, the modern passage over the M50, the deep cutting, skewed bridges, lifting bridges and for the paddler the feeders would also be accessible in the right water conditions. The communitites the waterway passes through are newly aware of its presence and its users receive special attention - enjoy it while it lasts!!
The Green and Silver route (Named after Holts book)- is a journey undertaken on the Grand Canal, Royal Canal and Shannon Navigation - a 350km loop. Once recently possible since the Royal Canal reopened it is proving hugely interested to waterway users of all kinds. Paddlers too are undertaking the challenge to complete it in one or many visits!
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Royal Canal Blueway:
The Royal Canal is a major Canoe Polo location on the inland waterways. Canoe Polo Clubs compete regularly using the canal and provide great animation for the towns and villages in which they are based. Plans are underway to develop the Royal Canal Blueway, offering a series of defined paddling, walking and cycling trails along this tranquil and historic waterway. For up to date information on the Royal Canal Blueway, please click here.