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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NACC is a #ShePaddles Club

We are already an inclusive and welcoming club, but now we are a Paddle UK #ShePaddles Club!

Our female membership at the end of the last membership year was 38%. Being a #ShePaddles Club means that we will do our best to remove any potential barriers to women and girls joining NACC, enjoying paddlesports, or progressing their skills.

Our #ShePaddles Club Champion is Margarita – one of our club’s most experienced leaders. The role of #ShePaddles Club Champion exists to promote a positive environment for women and girls to engage in all levels of club activity. This involves arranging women-only events, working to support the representation of women in coaching and leadership roles, and improving the understanding and awareness of the need for suitable amenities for women and girls.

Margarita can be contacted at

Summer Training Courses

Our popular range of courses ran over the summer this year, developing paddling skills in both kayak and open canoe for beginners and improvers. These were then followed by a variety of club trips designed to support paddler progression. We now look forward to the 2024 Summer courses programme.

Club Trips review of 2023

Summer Ardeche Trip
France Trip 2023

It’s still early in the new year, but our club trips calendar has gotten off to a great start. While the white water season is still in mid-flow, lots of trips have already been planned for the year ahead.

Our open canoeists are heading to France in Spring to paddle the Allier, Drôme, and Ardèche rivers. The sea kayakers have posted 6 trips so far, ranging from easy paddles to night paddles and bivi weekends. Summer is looking good, with dates set for our annual Bibblins Summer camp and Tryweryn white water weekends.

Sea Kayaking

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.

Touring Trips
Sea Kayaking Trips
White Water Trips
Biblins Summer Weekend
Biblins Summer Camp
Winter White Water Weekend
White Water Weekend

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.

Saturday Paddles
Tuesday Evenings
Summer Training Sessions