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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?). [...]
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 [...]
Members out on the Sharpness Canal Just to show that we are really serious about our canoeing this post shows our latest excursion into Gloucester Docks on the 30th Mat 2017. As you can see, from the photos above, we had a great time, why not join us next week!
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 [...]