Axe Vale Canoe Club

Contact us at: info@axevalecc.co.uk

Affiliated to the British Canoeing & Quality Mark Accredited


(Jun 21)
New Joining Leaflet

Interested in Joining?


If you are looking to take up paddling afresh or renewing an old interest, then this Joining Information leaflet will tell you everything you need to know. Click the text above or the picture of the leaflet to the right -->

We regret due to continued restrictions the committee has decided not to run any Intro Courses this year and will re-start them in 2022, sorry. Experienced paddlers please contact us for an assessment paddle to join the club.


After joining, members can take part in a wide variety of events throughout the year (as shown on the Members and Trips pages).

To ask more about these sessions or inquire about the club, email us atAVCC or call one of the club members listed on the Contacts page.

We also  have a Welfare Officer who may be able to help if you have limited  income or other extenuating circumstances - phone the contacts and ask  to be put in contact with our Welfare Office (Helen Creed).

In joining the club, you agree to abide by the club's Code of Conduct (v3).


Introductory and Improvers Sessions

We run Introductory Courses every Tuesday and Friday evening in the months of May and June, leading to the British Canoeing Paddle Awards (Start & Discover) in kayak or canoe.

We then run Improver Sessions on Tuesday and Friday evening between the months of May and September, leading to the British Canoeing Paddle Awards (Explore) in kayak or canoe.

See the Courses page for details of future courses

If you want to join a course, send an email to info@axevalecc.co.uk for further information and an application form.

What kit can I borrow for courses and sessions?

The club has a range of canoes and kayaks that can be borrowed for lessons, sessions and also trips. We also have cagoules, trousers, personal floatation aids, spray decks, helmets and paddles.

So if you do not have any equipment, just bring a spare set of suitable clothes (for getting wet) and you can normally borrow the rest. The club has showers and changing facilities so that you can change into your dry clothes after the session.

Canoes include various 1 to 4 person open canoes (e.g. Mad River, Venture, etc.).

Kayaks range from sea trip Dagger Stratos, through various general purpose kayaks to a number of smaller river running and playboats (e.g. Wavesport D65, Dagger GTMax/GTX/ GTS, Dagger Dynamo).

Over time, if you enjoy canoeing/ kayaking, we expect you will buy your own equipment and leave the club's equipment for other newer members... When you want to know what to buy, advice is contained on the Information page.

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