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 We sea kayak.

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 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

Explore Space

There are still spaces on our Explore Award courses starting tomorrow (Monday 5th), next Tuesday (12th), and later this month.  As well as being packed with useful info to build your journeying skills and confidence, the Explore Award is now required by the Club for anyone who wants a key to the boatshed.

April News Update

Please find the April News Update from the club committee. If you have renewed your club membership for this year you will have received this by email, if it has not arrived please contact me at  If you haven't renewed yet but need some help to do so please get in touch with me.

Download this file (April News Update 2021.pdf)April News Update139 kB

New Beginner Courses!

We are thrilled to be able to announce our beginner course dates for this year.  If you've been looking at the river and wondering how you get get on it, this is where you need to be!  Check out the details of the courses here, and then sign up online!

Back on the water - Explore Award

We're starting the season off with a slew of Explore Award courses to get us back in the swing of things!  These are the next step from the beginner course / Discover Award, and focus on building the skills and knowledge to take trips on rivers both local and further afield.  (The Explore Award is now required if you want to have a key for the boat shed).  If you're a bit rusty, it's also a great way to refresh your skills and hopefully learn some new ones too!

Courses are running on Monday evenings, Tuesday evenings, and a couple of Saturdays and Sundays also.

Club AGM

I have just emailed a Zoom link to all those who registered with the club secretary to join the AGM. If you were one of those on the list but did not receive the email please let me know  Thanks

Paddling Out of Lockdown

The committee has published new guidance for the next steps on Boris's Roadmap out of lockdown.  The good news is that we'll be allowed to paddle again soon!  See the new guidance for details - see you on the river!


Last call to be part of the MCC AGM 2021! Club members who wish to join the AGM 2021 please email Catherine at by the end of tomorrow (Friday 12th March). 

Important Changes to Lockdown Guidance

Following the BC Webinar on Monday 9th November there are no changes to their guidance so the club will remain closed for the duration of this lockdown. Only those with access to their own boat will be able to paddle. Do not enter the clubhouse or boat stores for any reason.

We have been advised by British Canoeing that our interpretation of the rules that cover this lockdown is not in fact correct. Sadly we will have to completely close our clubhouse again. This means there will be no paddling for those members who don’t have their own boat or equipment. Very sorry but this has to be complied with immediately so any planned paddles that involve use of the club, including the boat store and car login cannot now take place. 

British Canoeing are holding a Webinar about this on Monday where our club Secretary will ask about our particular situation with regard to logging our car registration so things may yet change again, sorry.