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Lizzie Carr, aka Lizzie Outside, is a natural born adventurer, blogger and environmentalist. She has dedicated herself to exploring the length and breadth of the UK on paddle boarding adventures, whilst using her journey to highlight and educate on wider environmental issues affecting our waterways. In May 2016 Lizzie became the first person in history to paddle board the length of England’s waterways, solo and unsupported. She completed the 400-mile journey in 22 days, plotting over 2000 photos of plastic pollution she encountered, earning her international recognition from both media and the general public for her efforts. A year later she completed her next challenge - on 18th May 2017 Lizzie became the first female in history to solo stand up paddle board across the English Channel, a record breaking seven and a half hour crossing highlighting the bigger environmental story about plastic pollution in our oceans.

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Plastic Patrol

Author Lizzie Carr shares her vision to dramatically reduce the plastic pollution in Britain's waterways. 

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Paddling Britain: the best lake routes

Highland lochs, Welsh mountain lakes and, of course, the Lake District itself – Britain is awash with vast bodies of water that are perfect for paddleboarding. 

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Paddling Britain: the best river and canal routes

From the serene Lancaster Canal to the bustling Thames, Britain's rivers are a wonder for the paddleboarder to explore. 

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