Welcome to North Avon Canoe Club

Welcome to North Avon Canoe Club. We are a friendly and inclusive canoeing and kayaking club, based in the Bristol area, with regular activities ranging from ‘have a go’ sessions to training courses and an exciting range of club trips.

Please have a look around the website and feel free to get in touch or turn up to a ‘have a go’ event. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming club with approachable members and low membership fees.

Whether you want paddle kayaks or Canadian canoes, take on the challenge of white water, surf, the open sea or just enjoy a quiet paddle down one of our beautiful rivers we will have something for you.

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COVID-19 Situation

New guidance from British Canoeing for recreational paddling has advised that paddling outdoors can resume from 29 March with a maximum group size of 6. Then from 17 May groups of up to 30 will be allowed. Currently, all club paddling activities are on hold and club equipment is unavailable for use, however we hope to get back on the water as soon as the guidance allows.

Summer Training Programme 2021

With the days lengthening and Covid restrictions easing, many of you are asking when we will be back with our popular programme of courses. We hope to be able to provide all the usual courses this summer from beginners to improvers, canoe and kayak, and paddle sport for juniors.

The new parking restrictions that are coming in at Saltford Shallows mean that we need to find an alternative place to meet, and potentially a different night of the week. The Committee is working urgently to resolve this, so please watch this space.

Club Welfare Officers

CWO Jayne Coates
CWO Jayne Coates

Following from the 2021 club AGM, we are proud to introduce our new Club Welfare Officers – Jayne Coates and Jan Davidson. We hope to have webpage soon, describing the role Club Welfare officers play within our club.

They can be contacted at welfare@northavoncanoeclub.org.uk.

CWO Jan Davidson
CWO Jan Davidson

#ShePaddles Club Champion

We are pleased to announce that NACC paddler Jayne has been selected by British Canoeing as one of the #ShePaddles Club Champions, with the aim of promoting paddlesport for women and girls.

Jayne has been canoeing and kayaking with us for several years and we wish her all the best as she starts her journey to becoming a Paddlesport Instructor.

Find out more about the British Canoeing #ShePaddles initiative »

Club Trips

The heart and soul of North Avon Canoe club is found in our club trips – lasting friendships are made on our many outings – encompassing a whole range of activities from gentle Sunday lunch trips to wild water weekends.

We hope to begin limited club trips from 29 March – initially these will be within our local area, limited to 6 people and not involving car sharing.

Touring Trips
Sea Kayaking Trips
White Water Trips
Biblins Summer Weekend
Biblins Summer Camp
Winter White Water Weekend
White Water Weekend
Summer Ardeche Trip
Ardeche France Trip

Get Involved – have a go at Kayaking or Canoeing

We love messing about in boats and it’s our mission to share that enjoyment as widely as possible. We run a variety of regular paddling sessions to encourage newcomers to paddlesport – from easy river trips to swimming pool sessions. For a small fee, we provide all the equipment you need to enjoy yourself safely.

We hope to re-start these sessions as soon as practical given the current Covid restrictions.

Saturday Paddles
Wednesday Evenings
Pool Sessions