Welcome to Gloucester Canoe Club
Gloucester Canoe Club
We are a family friendly canoe club that welcomes all ages and abilities and we enjoy of range of different kayaking and canoeing activities in the Gloucester area and further afield. Keen paddlers of all ability and experience who want to be part of an active club will always be welcome. We pride ourselves on being a sociable and friendly club, keeping as much informality as possible, whilst maintaining sufficient structure and organisation to participate in the sport safely.
When do we meet?
The club meets generally every Tuesday evening between March and October at the club house. See our club diary page for details. Members are there between 6 and 6.30 hatching plans for the evenings paddling and entertainment. During the warmer months Tuesdays are used for Induction, general skills sessions on the canal and moving water training, which takes place at Symonds Yat. We also offer sessions on local rivers on a number of Friday evenings from April through October and try to organise tours covering a range of interests and activities. There is also an opportunity for experienced paddlers to develop their skills for marathon racing which is one of the aspects of paddling on offer. During the winter months Tuesday sessions are primarily marathon and fitness training.
We also organise a range of other trips and activities. These include white water, surfing, pool sessions and touring trips. These happen all year round and may just be a half day trip up to a long weekend. We host a regional Marathon Race in September and compete in the South West Region Hasler Races.
If you are interested in find out more, visit our other pages on Activities and Club Info where you will find contact details. We are really keen to welcome new members who are looking for a paddling community to be part of.