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Go Kayaking

Established in 1971, Go Kayaking is one of the oldest independant paddlesport shops in the UK and are staffed by a team of passionate paddlers dedicated to help spread the spirit of adventure through paddling.

We're here to help you get the right products to help you and your family explore the local water ways. With a combined 40+ years experience and access to the most knowledgable minds in paddlesport, we can advise on the right boat, what kit to wear, trip planning, loading and launching and safety tips to complete your experience.


Latest News and Updates
Browsing through our website you’ll probably notice some limitations with stock availability. This is because we’re coming to the end of the 2021 season and we’re waiting for 2022 stock to arrive. Normally, new stock arrives pretty promptly, but the well documented material shortages and shipping crisis are putting delays on new stock arriving – these.... More

2022 Stock – Be the first to know when it arrives. Register your interest now!

GoKayakingAdmin20/10/2021 12:48:17

A group of students from St Helens have shown that it's possible to do a varied and interesting canoe tour without having to travel far. They had been hoping to travel to Scandinavia for their Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award Expedition, but sadly the pandemic put a stop to that. Not to be dissuaded, they instead swapped fjords.... More

Canoe Touring from your doorstep

GoKayakingAdmin26/07/2021 16:39:53

Buoyancy aids (sometimes called Personal Floatation Devices or PFDs) are an important piece of live saving.... More

Buoyancy Aids – What's right for me?

GoKayakingAdmin15/07/2021 11:51:15

The internet is amazing but it can sometimes be difficult to understand exactly what you are looking at and how it will act on the water which can be the difference between enjoying yourself and just being very wet. There are a few basic concepts, when understood it should help make the first choice of boat much easier and.... More

Understanding your first boat decision

GoKayakingAdmin06/07/2021 13:25:42

One of our most FAQs is "What paddle length is right for me?" Getting the correct paddle length is more of an art than a science, and some would argue that there is no perfect length for any individual. If you were to look at paddle length from a scientific approach you'll actually end up with.... More

How to choose the right kayak paddle length

GoKayakingAdmin04/06/2021 12:17:00

When you treat your kayak, paddle and other gear well you can have confidence it’ll last you for years of enjoyable paddling. Spring is the perfect time to give it all a good cleaning and to check it over for any damage. For those like us who live and paddle mostly in the north, our kayaks and kayak.... More

Get your Kayak & Gear Ready for a new Season

GoKayakingAdmin28/04/2021 17:53:51

Having kids is an exciting and joyous time! But in the nicest possible way… they can get in the way! Bear with me! When I say ‘in the way’ I mean all the freedom to just pack up and leave the house for a weekend of paddling with friends has kind of vanished. But having kids doesn’t have.... More

Paddling with Kids – What do I do now?

GoKayakingAdmin09/03/2021 16:53:49

Go Kayaking is a small independent retailer based in Runcorn, Cheshire and established in 1971. We are run by a small team of enthusiasts, dedicated to spread the spirit of adventure through paddling. We love helping paddlers coming in to get their boat, and then hearing the adventures the boat takes them on and seeing the photos you kindly share.... More

The People Behind Go Kayaking

GoKayakingAdmin15/02/2021 13:17:35

The Paddler Safety Series Top Tips In this part of the paddler safety series, we have some top tips to help to keep you safe on the water. Some of these might seem like common sense but can often be overlooked by paddlers. It is important to remember that there is no substitute for professional.... More

Top tips for Whitewater Paddling – By Chris Brain

GoKayakingAdmin07/01/2021 16:03:37

Go Kayaking Best bits for 2020 In what’s been the most difficult year, we thought it would be best to look back at some of the highlights of 2020 with our best bits. 1 – We opened a new store in Llangollen In February, we open a new store at Mile End.... More

2020 – Go Kayaking Highlights!

GoKayakingAdmin31/12/2020 12:29:43

We will endeavour to get all orders out as quickly as possible so you can have them before Christmas. We have put together some rough last postage dates for you to use as a guide.   Kayaks: Mainland UK - Order before 11am on Monday 21st. Overnight service to be guaranteed before Christmas delivery..... More

Festive Posting Dates & Opening times

GoKayakingAdmin17/12/2020 11:47:58

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