Monmouth Canoe Club

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Monmouth Canoe Club was formed in 1987 and is sited just a few hundred metres from the River Wye, at the Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre, Old Dixton Road, Monmouth (adjacent to Monmouth Leisure centre).

The aim of the club is to promote the sport of kayaking in a safe, supportive and fun environment, catering for all ages and either sex. To this end the club is affiliated to the sport’s governing body, Canoe Wales, and it’s senior members hold various coaching, safety and ability awards.

The club operates all year round, with swimming pool based sessions on a Sunday evening during the winter (October – April), as well as some winter paddling for competent over 18 year olds. The summer sessions are held on the River Wye (river levels permitting) with the occasional expedition elsewhere.

Members are encouraged to participate in the British Canoe Union's Awards; progressing from simple kayak/canoe handling and capsize drill, through basic stokes, canoe/kayak safety and theory, to more advanced techniques on placid and moving water respectively.
There is no upper or lower age limit and the club is open to both sexes; however, the ability to swim is a prerequisite. All equipment can be supplied or individuals are free to use their own equipment (subject to inspection).
Although not part of the Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre we do relay on Sue and Graham Symond's generosity in providing space to store our boat container in their activity centre compmound. If you're not sure about joining our club but would like to try kayaking or canoeing you could try a trip through the Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre. Click here or on their logo for more details.