Welcome to Bideford Canoe Club

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 throughout the whole year and is always keen to welcome new members. Our 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.

The club welcomes members of all ages, with a general minimum of nine years, as anyone younger does not fit the equipment we have on offer. Family membership is always a popular choice.

If you are a beginner member we can offer training throughout the year, introductory work is done with winter indoor pool sessions, summer evening courses and weekend trips throughout the year. Many people are willing to help bring on your skills and confidence, done through training on both a formal and informal basis.

Unfortunately, due to our club insurance, we are unable to rent out equipment to non-members nor offer taster sessions.

If you would be interested in joining us why not get in touch or explore the website further to find out a bit more about who we are and what we do.

Paddling the Margins Film Premiere

Last summer one of our members Jack Hampton embarked on an epic journey the length of the Canadian west coast. As Jack and his team traversed the wild coastline, they produced an adventure and sustainability film documenting the journey, featuring interviews with local people about how climate change and the …

Shetland Isles 2023….The Fantasy Coasts

Pete Thorn’s account of an incredible adventure, with photos from Pete, Maria and Joe. Every …
Surf kayaker riding wave.

World Surf Kayaking Championship 2022

Congratulations to BCC members Toryn Pett & Emma Fishleigh for helping England win a team …

A great start to the surfing season!

Congratulations to Emma Fishleigh, Adrian Pett and Toryn for an excellent start to the 2022 …

Budleigh Salterton or Bust…a trip along part of the South West coast by sea kayak

Pete Thorn’s account of a memorable adventure. Budleigh Salterton was our only conceivable campsite for …