Canoeing and Kayaking on : Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Paddle Point
Lancashire, UK

Pub and car park next to marina

Paddle Point
Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen, UK

Paddle Point
Foulridge, Lancashire BB8, UK

Handy public car park right next to the water. There is also a cafe here.
The stretch of the canal running North from here is very rural and pleasant, with some wonderful views, and no busy roads nearby.
Southwards you can only go a couple of hundred meters to the mouth of the Foulridge Tunnel, which canoes aren't allowed through. (Worth a bit of an explore with a headtorch on a quiet evening, though...)

Paddle Point
Foulridge, Lancashire BB8, UK

Pendle Paddlers have a couple of buildings by the canal here, and paddle here regularly.
Pendle Paddlers is an unusual club in having a very active Open Canoe section, as well as lots of kayakers.
See http://www.pendlepaddlers.co.uk/

Paddle Point
Lancashire, UK

Good basic pub. Serves food. Back door onto the canal side, beside moorings (although it can be easier to get out under the bridge where the towpath is lowest to the water.) Garden with play area, so good as a destination with the children.

Paddle Point
Croston, Lancashire PR26, UK

Parking and put in on plox brow in tarleton. Waking distance to the village for pubs/ shops etc. This is the rufford branch.