Gloucester Canoe Club Base
Our ‘Club house’ is to be part of the new Gloucester Boathouse complex being built on the West bank of the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal on the outskirts of Gloucester, on the opposite bank to the existing Rowing Club. The access point is at the lights on the new South Western bypass signpost for Hempstead Meadows. This is where the weekly market takes place. The map on the right can be viewed and used for accurate directions. The closest postcode is GL2 5LE.
The location is ideal as it provides access to miles of safe, flat water via a purpose built landing stage. From here we can paddle to the City Centre and the Docks, or head South through open countryside. There is plenty of free parking available. This is also where we hold our annual race, with over 150 entrants.
The structure of the building is now complete, and has received an initial fit out. This includes storage facilities, toilets and basic showers and a basic kitchen area. There is still much work to be done including a lift, further toilets and showers, a function room and a gym.