What We Do

Here at Bolton Canoe Club we run a professional but informal family friendly beginners club. We paddle both flat and white water in Kayaks and Canoes and also flat water with Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs).

We are affiliated to British canoeing as a ‘Adult Club with Youth Section’.

We are a friendly club with members of various levels of experience and ability. Club sessions focus on introducing beginners to kayaking and canoeing through weekly training sessions by our qualified coaches, outdoors in summer and in a swimming pool in winter. We also run trips throughout the year on lakes, canals and rivers; some of these trips may be on more advanced water to allow you to progress your skills.

We also organise occasional weekend camps away and usually have a Summer Fun day both on and off the water for Juniors and Adults. We meet weekly on Monday evenings: in summer at High Rid reservoir in Horwich and during winter in the swimming pool at Westhoughton Leisure Centre.

In addition to getting on the water, we also have social events such as an evening meal for the Adult members/parents and a party for the Juniors (e.g. a trampoline park party).

Prospective members are welcome to join us for an introduction event, after completion you can join the club on a 30 day free membership to see if you like what we do. If you wish to continue paddling with us on any further events after this trial, you will be asked to join us as an adult, junior or family membership. see here for fees

Club officials and British Canoeing qualified coaches have undertaken appropriate safeguarding training and have been subject to DBS checks in line with British Canoeing guidance.

If you have any queries that are not answered in our FAQ’s, please feel free to send us an email.

To contact us, please see our contact page