Club Sessions

COVID Statement

We have resumed covid-safe coaching for beginners at the Tuesday sessions through the summer, as well as paddling for non-beginners on the Tuesdays and Thursday sessions through the summer. Through the winter paddling has resumed for non-beginners on the Saturday mornings sessions, strictly in accordance with British Canoeing and Government guidelines. Please read the Action Plan and Risk Assessment on the Club Documents page before attending any of these sessions, and follow the requirements set out in them strictly; if you have not read these documents and/or do not adhere to their requirements you will not be permitted to participate.

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Regular Sessions

  • April to September, 2 hour sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, on the rapid behind the Sands Centre, upstream of Eden Bridges. 6.00pm to 8.00pm (meeting at the club at about 5.30pm)

  • October - March, normally one 2 hour session per week on Saturday mornings, on the rapid behind the Sands Centre, upstream of Eden Bridges.10.00am to 12 noon (meeting at the club at about 9.45am)

Outdoor sessions are subject to variation, depending on river levels, demand and the availability of coaches. The best place to check up-to-date information about imminent sessions is on the Club Facebook page [link]

  • Also between October and March, pool sessions take place at Trinity Leisure Centre, Strand Road, Carlisle on Thursday evenings 8pm to 9pm (meeting at the pool at about 7.45pm) for existing members.


  • Club lake trips are arranged from time to time on Ullswater, Derwent Water or other body of water, usually during the summer, sometimes ending with a barbecue on the lakeshore. These can give an opportunity to try out unfamiliar craft at the end of the trip in safe and sheltered conditions.

  • Surfing trips are arranged on an occasional basis when conditions promise to be good, usually on the north east coast. 

  • Club river trips tend to take place between October and March, various local rivers including the Eden, Esk or Greta and are used to improve skills or just have fun.