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Canoeing in Northern Ireland - Your perfect canoeing experience

Northern Ireland boasts a unique canoeing experience. Canoe Trails are perfect for canoeing and kayaking holidays, learning new skills or simply spending a few hours having fun with friends or family. Each canoe trail will allow you to explore a different part of Northern Ireland’s interesting countryside. So what are you waiting for?

Learn from the best…

Interesting in giving canoeing a go but don’t know where to start? Learning to canoe in Northern Ireland has so many options it is sometimes difficult to know where to start. To makes things a bit easier our ‘Have a Go’ guide highlights the best way to get started and then how to continue to improve your skills.

Follow the leader…

Combine local knowledge with safety. Qualified canoeing providers offer guided trips on all Northern Ireland’s Canoe Trails.

Just add water…

Don’t want the hassle of organising the trip? Contact a canoe provider to hire equipment, arrange an itinerary, and transfers. All you have to do is turn up.

Go it alone…

Got the knowledge and the gear? All the information needed to plan a trip is available in waterproof guides or on

Port Moon Bothy
Port Moon Bothy provides a unique overnight experience for visitors in a remote and breathtaking part of the world famous Causeway Coast, along the North Coast Sea Kayak Trail.  The bothy can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people and there is also a small area immediately adjacent to the building suitable for pitching a tent.  For more info on facilities and booking details see here.

Copney Campsite - Blackwater Canoe Trail

Copney Campsite, located just downstream of Bond's Bridge near The Argory, is only accessible from the river via a newly installed canoe step, offering an enclosed grassy area for pitching approximately 10 small tents and the luxury of an eco-toilet.  Situated approximately halfway along the 20km Blackwater Canoe Trail, the campsite is perfectly located to allow touring trips to be split over two days therefore making the trail more appealing for a short break. is your definitive guide to canoeing in Northern Ireland

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