Chiltern Canoe Club

Paddling for all ages in the Chilterns.

Members of the club use various paddle craft and undertake a variety of activities – with a focus on enjoyment, rather than competition. To support this, the club offers classes to both adults and children in various disciplines and organises social activities throughout the year.

NOTE: some activities are paused during COVID-19 restrictions.

Enjoying Paddlesports

Sitting in a kayak. Kneeling on a canoe. Standing on a paddleboard,
From pool to lake. From river to sea.

Junior Coaching

We run courses for Junior Paddlers based on the British Canoeing PaddlePower award scheme.

These will suit any child from approximately 9 years old, depending on size and strength.Courses for kayaking are run at Sportspace Tring Swimming Pool, Mortimer Hill.

NOTE: Junior coaching is paused due to COVID-19 restrictions.

We run adult beginners paddlesport courses on the canal in canoes and kayaks, and intermediate sessions in the swimming pool for kayakers.

Adult beginner sessions are held on Saturday mornings. Most sessions take place on the canal at Bulbourne with two pool sessions each term.

Adult Coaching

Adult Coaching

We run adult beginners paddlesport courses on the canal in canoes and kayaks, and intermediate sessions in the swimming pool for kayakers.

Adult beginner sessions are held on Saturday mornings. Most sessions take place on the canal at Bulbourne with two pool sessions each term.

Trips & Events

We run a variety of trips and events throughout the year.

Our trips include gentle river paddles, thrilling white water descents and adventurous sea kayak trips. And events include Go Canoeing taster days (which are open to non-members), SUP taster sessions and more.

Social events are held throughout the year.

Our social events usually run from the Grand Junction Arms in Bulbourne. Members can join the paddle-and-a-pint evening sessions from late spring to autumn and Saturday mornings paddles roughly monthly through the chillier months.

Social Paddling

Social Paddling

Social events are held throughout the year.

Our social events usually run from the Grand Junction Arms in Bulbourne. Members can join the Paddle & a Pint evening sessions from late spring to autumn and Saturday mornings paddles roughly monthly through the chillier months.

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Chiltern Canoe Club
Chiltern Canoe Club
We're getting unprecedented demand for our adult beginners course, and have taken the decision to close the waiting list until further notice.

If you're a complete novice looking to start paddling, we recommend the British Canoeing website for all sorts of useful resources, including searching for courses: https://gopaddling.info/find-course-providers/
Chiltern Canoe Club
Chiltern Canoe Club
Our mid-week paddle-and-a-pint sessions for club members end at the Grand Junction Arms in Tring, which has a fabulous big beer garden, with table service. It's not essential to have a whole pint, of course!

Sometimes we have as many as 25 people on these paddles, and sometimes pretty much everyone comes to the pub, as seen in this picture. We're a pretty social group. 🙂

New members are just as welcome as regulars, although you do need some paddling experience to keep up with the group. It’s not a taster session for complete novices.
Chiltern Canoe Club
Chiltern Canoe Club
Paddling canoes is really taking off in our club, thanks to some of our canoe-enthusiasts who are encouraging club members to develop their skills.

These pictures were taken from our club shed and along the Wendover arm of the Grand Union canal.
Chiltern Canoe Club
Chiltern Canoe Club
I hope all our friends and followers managed to get some paddling in over the bank holiday weekend. 😊🛶

Various of our members got out there in small groups, on the Thames and the canal.

Plus our ever-popular adult beginners course is well under way. (see our website https://chilterncanoeclub.org/courses for information and booking)

Here's a few of the best pics from the weekend.
Chiltern Canoe Club
Chiltern Canoe Club
Club activities are picking up again - and paddle and a pint is one of our most popular activities.

See our weekly schedule of activities here: https://chilterncanoeclub.org/events/calendar
Chiltern Canoe Club
Chiltern Canoe Club
One of our members took a gorgeous photo from the Aylesbury arm of the Grand Union Canal. 😊👍🛶

Have fun. Get fit.

We focus on making paddlesports fun.

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CHILTERN CANOE CLUB

Paddling for all ages in the Chilterns.