Recreation 2018-02-23T10:56:30+00:00

Every week we do something that can be called ‘recreational’.  On Tuesdays we usually meet at the ‘clubhouse’ and spend time in or out of the water ‘messing about in boats’.  During the summer months, these meets can also involve travel to other locations such as Symonds Yat so take a look at the calendar.   If we are meeting elsewhere, you can find out how to find us by looking at the ‘Locations’ page.  This contains maps, postcodes and sometimes coordinates, to enable you to get to the meeting point.  To get involved in these paddles contact the club using the generic address.

On most Fridays during the warmer months, we also run river sessions that are usually a gentle paddle along one of the three rivers we have easy access to.  Sometimes these will also include running gentle grade one or two rapids, or portages around locks.  This is as opposed to spending time ‘playing’ with  a rapid, although some of the more experienced members will go up and down rapids ‘just for the fun of it’.

Surfing – Due to the proximity of many good surfing locations nearby in the South West and South Wales it would be rude for GCC members not to organise at least one weekend a year on the Gower where members surf and do sea expeditions. There are also more spontaneous day surf trips that individual members of the club undertake as private individuals.

Recreation Posts

Mon12 03, 2018

The Dart Dozen

March 12th, 2018|Categories: Recreation, White Water|

On the 21st of January 2018, Gloucester Canoe Club managed to assemble a group of 12 paddlers to descend the Dart Loop. This being the largest number of paddlers the club had had for a white-water trip for many years. The group consisted of seasoned experts, intermediate paddlers and one or two of us [...]

Tue27 02, 2018

Yat Feb 2018

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Recreation, White Water|

The club made another of its regular trips to Symonds Yat on Sunday 25th and all photos can be seen in the Gallery Pages.  This is from Rich T: Jane, Jason, James, Steve and Richard, were at Symonds Yat. River level was low and there was a definite difference in the paddlability of the river [...]

Fri13 10, 2017

Alney Island and Bore 2017

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Recreation, Touring, White Water|

At nine a.m. on Sunday morning 8th October 2017, eleven brave warriors set out from the clubhouse and paddled up to the docks.  There, we had the unique and welcome experience of entering the locks and being lowered down to the Severn.  Hanging a left, we paddled down to a weir (is it Llanthony weir?). [...]

Tue18 07, 2017

Gower Trip 2017

July 18th, 2017|Categories: Recreation, Social, Touring|

A brief resume of our very successful Gower weekend. We had Glampers & campers but we all had a good deal of fun in, on & off the water. Our sea kayakers achieved a successful trip from Port Einon to Caswell Bay whilst our juniors enjoyed [...]

Wed19 04, 2017

Calendar for 2017

April 19th, 2017|Categories: Coaching, Racing, Recreation, Touring, White Water|

The general ethos for Tuesday and Friday night sessions is as follows: Tuesday Night is Club Night whereby it is the intention to offer the opportunity to join in with either a group doing Marathon Training, a 'touring' group having a social paddle, a beginners/induction/stroke training group based at the clubhouse or, during the summer, white water training at [...]