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Latest News & Updates at Go Kayaking

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

GoKayakingAdmin | 20/10/2021 12:48:17

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

Canoe Touring from your doorstep

GoKayakingAdmin | 26/07/2021 16:39:53

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

Buoyancy Aids – What's right for me?

GoKayakingAdmin | 15/07/2021 11:51:15

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

Understanding your first boat decision

GoKayakingAdmin | 06/07/2021 13:25:42

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

How to choose the right kayak paddle length

GoKayakingAdmin | 04/06/2021 12:17:00

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

Get your Kayak & Gear Ready for a new Season

GoKayakingAdmin | 28/04/2021 17:53:51

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

Paddling with Kids – What do I do now?

GoKayakingAdmin | 09/03/2021 16:53:49

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

The People Behind Go Kayaking

GoKayakingAdmin | 15/02/2021 13:17:35

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

Top tips for Whitewater Paddling – By Chris Brain

GoKayakingAdmin | 07/01/2021 16:03:37

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

2020 – Go Kayaking Highlights!

GoKayakingAdmin | 31/12/2020 12:29:43

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

Festive Posting Dates & Opening times

GoKayakingAdmin | 17/12/2020 11:47:58

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

Red Paddle Boards 2021 Pre Order

GoKayakingAdmin | 16/09/2020 10:08:26

We are taking pre-orders for 2021 Red Paddle Co SUP Boards, and here is where you can find out what is available and when we are expecting it. You can then place your order in confidence, by either checking out online or by calling us to pay a £100 deposit. These are all brand new 2021 boards with the complete.... More

Go Kayaking North WALES!!!

GoKayakingAdmin | 01/08/2020 12:57:45

This is without doubt the worst kept secret ever & were super proud to launch our new satellite store based on the 2nd floor inside Mile End Mill in Llangollen. This satellite store will also be our demo centre for Pyranha Kayaks & Venture Canoes & the full fleet will be there for customers to demo. Other boats.... More

Kayaking, adventure for anyone. But how do I get started? Paddling on the Llangollen Canal

GoKayakingAdmin | 07/05/2020 10:24:50

Paddlesports is one of those activities that is just brilliant for everyone; young, old, male, female, child, adult. There really is a place in paddlesports for all and it may be easier to get started than you think. It can be quite daunting trying to figure out what you need and how on earth you´re going to pull it.... More

What to wear to go kayaking? Summer edition!

GoKayakingAdmin | 20/04/2020 15:31:24

One of our most FAQs is ‘What do you wear to go kayaking?’. There is no set answer – as it varies on conditions, what you’re intending to do and how suspectible you are to the cold. But there are some do’s and do not's, regardless of the paddling you’re doing. 1- Get some good base layers and thermals..... More

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