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    Okay this thread is for posting links to any Canoe related site, whether it be a shop, coaching provider or whatever. Obviously the inclusion of a link here does not in any way suggest that SongOfThePaddle.co.uk in any way guarantees the suitability of the company or site linked to.

    You are allowed to post links to your own sites.

    If we can keep all posts in this thread down to a link to the site and a description about the site. Any discussion about companies or sites should be done on a separate thread. That way this thread can be a nice and easy one for people to read through.

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    Couple of links I was sent

    The personal site of the webmaster of the Open Canoe Symposium site
    http://www.electroniccottage.co.uk

    And the link to his work site which is an outdoor education site which also incorporates Open Canoes.
    http://www.eloe.ik.org

    Also a well known site for kayak and playboaters but also with an Open Canoe section
    http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/

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    http://www.myccr.com/

    my canadian canoe routes - a veritable goldmine of information on canoeing in Canada, forum is divided into the provinces of Canada but also has discussions on equipment, design, navigation, fishing, photography, cooking and much much more

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    http://www.bcuwestmidlands.org.uk/

    A regional part of the BCU. Lots of info and links.

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    Default uk rivers guidebook

    The uk rivers guidebook site seems to be down at present - great site when it's running

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    On the subject of shops, and bearing in mind the opening comments ...

    These are two well known and well used shops in the part of the SW:

    Kayaks and Paddles down in Plymouth.
    AS Watersports in Exeter.

    I use both, and I keep going back as they are both good shops (in my experiance anyway).

    I've also used WWC on and off

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    http://www.willowbay.co.uk/

    Is the shop and center run by Andrew Wilkinson who holds the license to produce the Video / DVDs of the Path / Song of the Paddle series. The web site is still under construction but if you contact Andrew he will be able to sort you out with the DVDs.

    Remember to tell him you saw the link here and ask for a discount

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    www.carlislecanoeclub.org.uk

    Carlisle Canoe Club web site, but you guessed that

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    Alwys keen to promote our club so here is a link to the Bishop's Stortford Canoe Club Website:
    www.StortfordCanoe.org.uk

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    Not strictly canoe related but rather the camping ' backpacking /bushcraft side of things, but interesting nonetheless :

    http://www.tothewoods.net/JeffsHikingPage.html

    http://hikinghq.net/forum/index.php?


    I'm sure some of you will have come across these sites before. US based.
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    http://lostcoast.blogspot.com

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    Default Links to Instructors, Web sites, etc.

    http://www.beyondadventure.co.uk/ based in Aberfeldy provide excellent Open Canoe instruction and Canoe Hire. The web site also has coaching tips and some route descriptions.

    http://cknifton.co.uk/index.html Claire Knifton is based near Fort William and gave the 'Outfiting an open canoe' seminar at the Scottish Canoe Exhibition.

    http://www.killinoutdoor.co.uk/ are based in Killin and provide canoe hire. You can wheel the boats from the door to the water, which is calm and placid.
    Ideal for Family 'first attempt' http://www.killinoutdoor.co.uk/canoe/canoe.html.
    Also have ex-hire boats for sale http://www.killinoutdoor.co.uk/special.html (only 4 months old)


    http://www.paddling.net/sameboat/archives/ Lots of American stuff, but still good. I was looking up 'Tumplines'! and portages - useful.

    Philip

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    Lots of Good Links on here worth a look seems to be a bit of everything..

    >> http://www.amazingcanoeguide.com/index.html

    MickT

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    Canoeist Magazine. I had thought that they had stopped producing issues but now there is a free January issue. we even get a mention.

    http://www.canoeist.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagiKelly
    Canoeist Magazine. I had thought that they had stopped producing issues but now there is a free January issue. we even get a mention.

    http://www.canoeist.co.uk/
    John see my link here??

    > http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...read.php?t=168

    Beat you to it

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    Here is a link to a site full of trips we in the UK can only dream abouthttp://www.canoestories.com/

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    Link posted by Rogue to a good site for knots, paddling knots no less.

    http://www.netknots.com/html/paddling_knots.html

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    Default Good info on Old Canoes

    Check out the online books.


    >> http://dragonflycanoe.com/

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    Just for those who are looking for ideas

    >> http://www.equipped.org/tarp-shelters.htm

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    www.rainchasers.com

    A community site that is dedicated to river levels for the UK contains a webcam for the River Kent in cumbria, river levels can be viewed on a wap enabled mobile, basically it relys on users submitting levels so if you are out on the river or just passing, pop by and submit a level for others to see.

    Cheers

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    A couple of sites with some useful information on paddling in Scandinavia:-

    http://www.kanotguiden.com/canoeing.htm

    http://www.luontoon.fi/default.asp?Section=4973

    Inspiration for next years holiday maybe

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    I was holding of posting this as I got it in a PM from pfmueller and said the he should post it but since he hasn't yet here is is.

    http://www.fletchercanoes.com/Mason.html

    The sort of canoe I would give my eye teeth for. I believe pfmueller has one on order, lucky .

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    Default i like this one

    This site is brand new but looks great. It is relying on people to send in pics and stories. Hope they get some.
    http://chalknwater.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by putmank
    This site is brand new but looks great. It is relying on people to send in pics and stories. Hope they get some.
    http://chalknwater.co.uk
    The link is not working. I believe the correct link is http://www.chalknwater.co.uk/

    Also you must state when you have an interest in a site you post a link for. I am happy for people to post links to their own site. Indeed you are allowed to have a link permanently in your signature.

    It is always best for the connection to any site to be clear as it prevents any accusation of bias. Your post above does make it sound as if you have no connection to the above site, which is not the case.

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    Default ok

    ok cool.
    My link does work though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by putmank
    ok cool.
    My link does work though.
    Yep does now. For some reason it was not working for me yesterday.

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    Default Some more Canoe Links

    Seems to be a bit of everything on here.

    >> http://www.adventuredolphin.co.uk/links/ag_index.asp


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    Default a useful resource

    Not a canoe site [even remotely] but one of the best surf-forecast sites on the web.

    I hear you all mumbling what the hell do we need a surf-forecast for? well gpo take a look. The guys here have worked long and hard pulling all that met information together to bring a pretty good resource together which, with a bit of extrapolation, can be used for planning trips...

    it's all computer modelling of course, but if you head into the 'Tools' tab all the synoptic charts are there.

    It's a one stop met shop really

    http://magicseaweed.com/UK-Ireland-Surf-Forecast/1/
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    Some good pictures of outfitting and stuff.

    >> http://www.canoecolorado.com/canoeing/


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    This website seems to have a lot more articles in it than it used to do.

    >> http://www.nessmuking.com/index.htm

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    Brookbank Canoes have been pointing people to the site without us even asking so it is only fair they get a link.

    They are the UK's largest stockist of Canoes and all accessories form all leading manufacturers so well worth a look.

    www.brookbankcanoes.co.uk

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    Default another link

    http://www.bearmountainboats.com/

    canadian website focused on building your own canoe (with forum) - lots of good info

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    Great knots site. Loads of animated knots.

    http://www.folsoms.net/knots/

  35. Default My site

    Disclaimer: This is my site, called My Secret River, about tripping in New Brunswick, Canada:

    http://www.nanookofthenashwaak.com/

    I hope you visit, please enjoy.

    Ken
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    Another good website

    >> http://www.open-canoe.de/index.shtml

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    Petition for Wales to get the same access rights as paddlers

    http://petitionthem.com/default.asp?...etail&pet=2856

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    Good website loads of good pics and info, pity its so far away from Scotland

    >>> http://www.oakorchardcanoe.com/

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    Spring Creek Outfitters at:

    www.canoegear.com

    has some innovative canoe accessories and used canoes.
    The perfect canoe -
    Like a leaf on the water

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    Finnish Open Canoe Association

    >> http://www.avokanootti.info/html/in_english.html

    There are some nice pictures on it.

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    Default canadian canoe museum

    was pootling around the web instead of working and came across this:

    http://www.canoemuseum.net/default.asp


    a must -see if you are heading out to Canada for any reason
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    Can't remember if this one was put up before??

    >> http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map...ric/index.html

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    A Good Animated Knots Site:

    http://www.animatedknots.com

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    Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

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    http://www.townoflaronge.ca/features...barticGear.php

    A Bill Layman article; just imagine if Bill Mason was a surly, grity, tell it like it is kind of guy instead of a perfect fatherly role model. Then you would have Bill Laman. Some good advice it the article.
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    Gary and Joan Mcguffin

    http://www.garyandjoaniemcguffin.com/

    Skip Izon (Canoe Builder) Video

    >> http://www.exn.ca/Stories/2002/06/19/51.asp

    Izon website

    >> http://www.izon.com/

    This is where I first heard of Skip Izon (Thanks to John MK)

    >> http://www.izon.com/SkipIzon.html

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    Default igreens

    www.igreens.org.uk. This is my site. It's mainly politics, poetry and a few other things that take my fancy, but i've also put up a few river itineraries. The Severn, Trent and Thames are quite detailed. I'm in the process of updating the Wye. The Altmuhl in Germany is also interesting. Take a look.

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    Default Local Builder

    Yesterday Peterkm and I went for a paddle on the Lagan where we met a couple of guys who were paddling a 16ft fibreglass prospector. To our surprise they told us it was locally made, so after a bit of googling I came up with the following link
    http://www.valkyriecraft.com/default.htm

    It looked pretty good although we only got a close look when it was on top of their car, still its good to see someone filling a niche in the market.
    Big Al.

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    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
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    Default www.canoedaysout.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Matto View Post
    Canoe Focus magazine arrived last week and they had a small article about this site: http://www.canoedaysout.com/index.htm. It looks very new as there isn't much on it yet, but would undoubtedly benefit from more contributions.
    Of course no competition for SOTP .
    This is my site which was launched at the beginning of August. It now has details of 69 trips (mainly for the southern half of England). Contributions are welcome from all areas but particularly from the north of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
    Keith

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    Default Some useful Links

    http://www.wxtide32.com/ - free tidal prediction software which is very good
    http://www.weather.org.uk/charts/thumbs.html - Met Office 5 day synoptic charts, free again
    http://theyr.net/index.html - excellent weather site
    http://www.satscape.co.uk/ - good for GPS nerds
    http://www.easygps.com/ - good free program for managing GPS info on your pc
    http://www.blazingpaddles.on.ca/ - canoeing
    http://outdoors-magazine.com/s_summary.php - web based US general interest articles - excellent info
    http://www.franksingleton.clara.net/ - sailing based weather site but good for all on the water.
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    Lots of good guidelines on this one

    >> http://www.paddling.net/guidelines/

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    Gaelic origins of place names in Britain

    http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswe...es/gaelic.html
    Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

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    cheapish place to get a baker tent ond/or stove...
    http://www.norwestcompany.com/shelter.htm#Bakers

    wood burning folding stoves....
    http://www.littlbug.com/

    and these too....
    http://www.davistent.com/html/WoodStoves.html
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    Interesting clip about birchbark canoes.

    >> http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...00447402509267

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    Default Valkyrie Craft

    Hello All. This is me...

    Valkyrie Craft: Canoes and Classic Boats.

    www.valkyriecraft.com

    Feel free to contact me with any enquiries, questions or comments.

    John

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    Default How to make poles and other stuff

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