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Go canoeing
in a
Wayland folding kayak !

70% of the earth's surface is covered by water. You just need to select a folding kayak and go paddling!


12/12/19 - Website maintenance
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Can I paddle anywhere?
In the UK, you need a license to paddle in most of the waterways, rivers, lakes, etc.
BCU membership (Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Scotland Canoe Association and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland) includes a licence to paddle on 5000km of Britain's waterways and canals.

Not all inland water is open to canoeists, some are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. See Useful Web sites page.

In other countries, do check with your national kayak organisations and waterway / off-shore agencies etc.

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Canoe / kayak camping and caravanning

..... you may be one who loves to go camping with tents, caravans or motorhomes but wondered about being able to bring a practical boat of some sort along . You do not want to be lumbered with a hard shell plastic / glass fibre type of canoe / kayak because you cannot put the boat on the roof or inflatables are too clumsy, sluggish and are not good for long distance paddling or for storing much kit....

.... you like light camping with a tent and want to paddle a distance down a river or down the coastline over a weekend, but do not have the space at home to store a normal sized canoe or kayak.....

.... or you are thinking of taking up canoe camping but is not sure of what boat to get ....

Folding kayaks is an excellent solution! These types of skin-on-frame foldable kayaks are guaranteed to add enjoyment to your camping and caravan holiday.

Folding kayaks have either a wooden or aluminum frame and a skin made of marine grade canvas for the deck and tough hypalon (or CSM, TPU, PVC) for the hull.

The boats pack into bags no longer than 1.5m. The packing bags can be easily stored in the back of the car, or in the storage space in a motor home / caravan. The bags can also be put on FOLDY kayak carts and be easily taken on trains too.

Expedition type of folding kayaks are renowned for having large internal storage spaces, so for that extended camping trip you can pack quite a lot of stuff without having to stow anything on top of the decks. Folding kayaks do have a lot more internal storage space compared to inflatable kayaks, plastic touring kayaks and glass fibre sea kayaks. The cockpits are generally larger so it is very easy to get in and out of the boat.

Depending on the model, the total packed weight of the kayak range between 25kg to 40kg, from a single seater to a family sized 4-5 seater.

Average assembly time is 15-20 minutes, but with practice, you can easily assemble much quicker. No tools is required - the wooden frame pieces are 'cliplocked' together.

If you are into wild camping, camouflage kayak skirts to hide your kayak are available! See Camo covers

Before going on a short or long trip, do check River or Waterway Access rights. Are you allowed to paddle where you want to go? There are rivers in the UK that are not navigatable, so if you are not sure, talk to local clubs or you can try contacting the BCU who can provide information regarding waterways and river access. See Useful Websites page. There are also some useful books and maps available that specifically cover where you can paddle and camp. See Books page. The Canoe Camping Club, a special interest section of the UK's Camping and Caravanning Club is also a good place to start.

Canoe camping holiday - River Thames
Duck Yellow Harpoon I 500XL

Go folding canoe camping on the coast
Canoe camping holiday - west Scotland
Wayland replacement skin - Klepper Aerius II Quattro. Photo courtesy J Hiddink

Go folding canoe camping on the River Thames
Canoe camping holiday - River Thames
Corrida Red Amazon II 520, Duck Yellow Harpoon I 500XL

Go folding canoe camping with a motorhome
Canoe camping holiday - Norway
Wayland replacement skin - Klepper Aerius II. Photo courtesy GP

Go folding canoe camping holiday  abroad - Madagascar
Canoe camping expedition - Madagascar
Africa Brown Amazon II 520 . Photo courtesy M Vaudox

Canoe camping holiday on an island - Loch Awe, Scotland
Deep Orange Amazon II 550 Expedition with CSM hull
Plently of storage space on the kayak for 1 week for 2 - food, 3m Bell tent, wood burning frontier stove, dutch oven, hurricane lamps, etc
Photo courtesy SK, Scotland

Wild camping - hide your kayak with a kayak camo skirt!
Mk I Achilli 500 with a British MTP pattern variant "EREBIS" skirt

Please note that Wayland PL (factory) is constantly innovating and improving all products. EG product descriptions on this site is subject to change without prior notice. In the event of a major un-announced description change or change / omission of inclusive accessories by the factory, you will not receive products in a lesser total value to what was originally ordered

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