Launch Points

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Launch Points 2018-04-20T15:39:48+00:00

Throughout the year and each week we meet at different locations to enjoy our sport.  Use the toggle list below to find out where each meet point is.  They all include ‘Google Maps’ that you can view

This is where we normally meet. You can get to it from the South West Bypass – just turn in towards the market area and keep on going to the end. Then turn right. This is shared with Gloucester Rowing Club and a number of other rowing clubs in the area so can be busy at times.  There is plenty of parking and you can access the launch slipway easily.

This launch point is in a private carpark so you need permission from the Boat Inn. Postcode: GL19 4HZ (The Boat Inn).

This is a public car park / mooring point and picnic area on the river Avon. It provides access to a beautiful and peaceful stretch of the river but will involve portages around locks upstream if required. Postcode: na

This launch point is just south of the car park for the community centre, near to the canoe centre. You can stop on the left to unload your boat but you should park in the carpark provided. There is a bus stop just outside the picnic area so a useful way to return to your car – if there is a bus! Coordinates: 51.866502, -2.609061

This is also a public car park off Horseshoe Drive. There is a height barrier!  Postcode  GL2 8BZ (Pub).
This is usually an exit point from Kerne Bridge but can be used for trips down to Symonds Yat.  It is a small public carpark with steps down to the river.  This is just below the rapids and can be rocky in low water.
Public car park at the very end of Pixham Ferry Lane.

Public car park opposite the village church – St John’s.  This is also a picnic area with a good launching jetty provided by British Waterways.  The bridge keeper likes to be informed when canoes are being launched.  Can be busy and popular with walkers and other. Postcode: GL13 9HN (Church).

This is a small and narrow car park just before the bridge over the canal off Merlin Drive, Quedgeley. Canoes need to be carried over the bridge and launched on the down stream side. This can be awkward and you need to be aware of the metal edge to the canal.
Parking on the side of Wye Street near the Riverside Inn PH.  The road is a fair way from the river so does involve a bit of a carry.  Postcode: HR9 7BT.
This is a British Waterways car park beyond the Canal Heritage Centre. This is a pay-and-display car park. Users should avoid using the Whitecliff College Rowing Club slipway unless permission is sought.  Postcode: GL2 7LA.
This is in the Royal Lodge car park and is also a pay-and-display car park.  Postcode: HR9 6JL.
Another public car park and picnic area on the right at the end of the lane. This is a semi-active ferry point with a concrete launch slipway. There are usually a lot of water fowl there.  Postcode:  GL20 7DP.

This is on the Bredon side of the River Avon. From Tewkesbury take the B4080 towards Bredon. Turn left immediately before passing under the motorway (M5) and continue to the very end of the lane (this is at the waters edge). There is a large turning circle that is also used by fishermen. There is also a small slipway (concrete) that can be awkward if launching racing canoes.  Be aware that kit left unsecured will be stolen!  Postcode: GL20 7EF

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