Bideford canoe club is an active family friendly canoe club based in North Devon. We make the most of our local facilities with regular kayak surfing, white water paddling as well as coastal and flat water river touring. The club is active through out the whole year and is always keen to welcome new members.
The club welcomes all ages, with a general minimum of ten years, as anyone younger does not fit the equipment we have on offer. Family membership is always a popular choice. Introductory work is done with winter indoor pool sessions, summer evening courses and weekend trips throughout the year. The main activities are kayak and wave-ski surfing, sea kayaking and both flat and white water river trips. Levels range from absolute beginners to expert. Many people are willing to help bring on your skills and confidence, done through training on both a formal and informally basis.
The club is well-equipped with modern boats and personal equipment, hired for a small fee. If you have a ‘sit-on-top’, and want to extend your experience, you will be welcomed. Membership fees are very reasonable as overheads are low and we want to be inclusive. The club also has a well developed Child Protection Policy and offers a safe environment for children to learn and have fun.
What do we like most about the Club? That everyone is welcome, no-one teases you when you mess up and there is such a range of activity to suit almost any person and any weather! North Devon offers unrivalled opportunities for this sport. You just need to join in!
If you would be interested in joining us why not get in touch to find out more and arrange to come along on an appropriate activity. Alternatively please feel free to take a look around the site and find out a bit more about who we are and what we do.
21 May, 2013 | Sue
Fifteen club members will set out this weekend, for a week's paddling,to the attractive town of Entraygues sur Truyere, situated on the confluence of the rivers Lot and Truyere in the Southern Central Massif.
The region is not well known but is very beautiful, with steep wooded valleys, ancient settlements and moderate white water. The local town is Entraygues sur Truyere and you can have a look at it here http://www.tourisme-entraygues.com/fr/loisirs/canoe-kayac-rafting.php
The paddling is moderate and safe, with simple rapids and long pools below. There are some nice play waves and one big bouncy constriction rapid to encourage skills development, so not boring. There are some long remote stretches on this river so some memorable day trips available. There is never a guarantee of good flows but this early in the season, with dam controlled releases, the paddling should be good.