Active 360 have been given permission by the Canal and River Trust (CRT) to paddle through the Madia Hill Canal tunnel giving SUPers access to the Regents Canal and Camden Town.
The Madia Hill tunnel is 251 meters (272 yards) long and is the second longest canal tunnel in London. The deceptively long, brick built tunnel was opened in 1816 linking Little Venice to the Regents Canal – which links Paddington to the Thames at Limehouse in East London.
Active 360 are the first stand up paddleboard company to be allowed to take paddlers through the Madia Hill tunnel. Previously it was illegal to go through the tunnel on a stand up paddle board. Active 360 have taken part in talks with CRT and other interested parties about opening up the tunnel to unpowered craft for the first time in many decades.
Paul Hyman, owner of Active 360 said “Being able to take our customers through the Media Hill tunnel means we can run longer trips on the Regents Canal and explore the beautiful Regents Park and Primrose Hill on a paddle board.”
Stand up paddle boarder will be able to go to paddle through the tunnel with lights and a trained Active 360 instructor. We are just organising some Halloween paddles for 30th and 31st October and there are sure to be more next year. If you want to book your trip down the Regents Canal click here