Now that lockdown is being relaxed we are starting to get back on the water, strictly within government guidelines.
Regrettably it is almost certain that we won’t be taking any new starters this season, but, if you are interested in joining as a beginner next season, you can register an interest now via our “contact” page, and we will get back to you when we are again able to open up for beginners.
For now, for existing members, an arrangement is in place to allow adults (over 18) who were members of the club last year and have renewed their club membership for this year to paddle in groups of 6 (the same groups each week) on the Sands rapid on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, provided that members agree to paddle strictly within their competence (i.e. minimising the risk of their needing to be rescued), and observe certain restrictions designed to aid social distancing.
If you fall within the category of eligible members, and would like to paddle, but have not yet been allocated a place in a group, please contact us via the “contact” page, and your request will be passed on to the organiser.
You should also be able to find more information on the Club Members’ Facebook page.
April to September, 2 hour sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, 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, 10.00am to 12 noon (meeting at the club at about 9.45am), occasional sessions on a Sunday, plus indoor sessions in Trinity Leisure Pool for existing members, Thursday evenings 8.15pm to 9.15pm (meeting at the pool at about 8.00pm)
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]
Between October and March, rolling sessions take place in a local pool for existing members.
Club lake trips are arranged from time to time on Ullswater or Derwentwater, 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, eg an open boat or sea kayak.
Club river trips tend to take place between October and March, usually on the Eden or Esk, and are used to improve skills or just have fun.