Whitewater paddling focuses on the features created naturally by rivers and their obstacles, as well as man-made weirs and canals. This is a good discipline to try if you have never paddled before, as it will give you all the key skills needed, as well as teaching you to be responsible for yourself and others on the open water.

At the club, we make frequent trips to Coxes Lock, a small weir along the canal. This gives us plenty of opportunities to practise flat water and moving water skills, as well as providing a sheltered environment to coach beginners in.

As you become more experienced, you can progress to other weirs in the local area, as well as visit artificial courses and real rivers.


How to join in

Sessions are held at the club on Thursday evenings in summer, and Saturday afternoons all year round. You can see the updated schedule on the events calendar page.

If you've never visited us before, you'll need to fill out a temporary membership form (and parental consent form if you're under 18) when you arrive. These forms can be found here.

Giving it go!
Ooh dear!
Canadian capsize
Kayaking trip
Whitewater Practice
Lee Valley
Whitewater Practice
Preparing for a trip
On the river

The Upper Dart