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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Weston Turville reservoir, where our club has exclusive access on Friday evenings.
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There's been a range of paddling going on with our club members this week:
Sunday - a visit to Nene Whitewater Centre, refreshing those white-water skills.
Wednesday - paddle-and-a-pint, for the social paddlers.
Friday afternoon - paddling at Stony Stratford, just because.
Friday evening - stand-up (or sit-down) paddle-boarding, for the tranquility.
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Chiltern Canoe Club
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Our club resumed paddle-and-a-pint sessions this week! This is a midweek evening paddle, followed by an optional pint at the local canal-side pub. We had 12 people join us, so split into 2 groups of 6 to maintain suitable social-distancing. The pub garden is big enough for us to social-distance there, too, so it was an all-round success. Hurray! 🙂🛶🍻
Chiltern Canoe Club
Chiltern Canoe Club
There was a tranquil vibe at our SUP session last night. I think social distancing has that effect. Although we did have a mother and daughter having a hilarious time together on the same SUP and another member practicing their step-back-and-turn technique, with some inevitable dunking. As the designated safety kayaker I enjoyed the paddling and taking photos. 😊
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Chiltern Canoe Club
This week saw another Thames trip for some of our club members. The Thames is quite a versatile river for paddling! This week: the stretch at Hampton Court Palace. An easy paddle compared to the Tower Bridge section. Perfect for chatting. 🙂

Have fun. Get fit.

We focus on making paddlesports fun.

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CHILTERN CANOE CLUB

Paddling for all ages in the Chilterns.