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  • Kings Head Hotel Rather nice hotel rooms attached to the village pub in Llangennith on the Gower. Not for a budget weekend though!
  • Ffynnon Wen Bunkhouse Bunkhouse in great location for the Trywerwyn. Excellent feedback from club members

Campaign groups and forums

  • River Access Campaign A campaign funded by the BCU raising awareness of the access issue on inland waterways in England and Wales and also campaigning to bring about a change
  • Marine Conservation Society Caring for our seas, shores and wildlife, MCS campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, and protection for all marine life
  • FISHONLINE Help you identify which fish are from well managed sources and/or caught using methods that minimise damage to marine wildlife and habitats

Centres and Coaching

  • Plas Menai National Watersports Centre, North Wales
  • Nene Whitewater Centre, Northampton
  • Calshot Activity Centre, Southapmton


  • British Canoe Union (BCU) Set up in 1936 to send a team to the Berlin Olympics, the BCU is the lead body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK.

Members' Sites

  • Adam Pope Photographer (when not trying to turn canoes into sailing boats)

Organised Holidays

Other Canoe Clubs and Groups

  • Chelmsford Canoe Club River Touring, Canadian, Marathon, Slalom, Sprinting and Wild Water Racing. Membership from small children to OAPs
  • BCU British Canoe Union
  • New River Rats Lectures on paddling from varied range of interesting speakers

Paddle spots, river levels and other stuff

  • Canoe Cafe Mainly playboating and whitewater chat and good place to buy/sell stuff

Paddling and Coaching Tips


  • Sea Specs Watersports sunglasses (Promotion: buy 2 pairs and receive Copper Blaze Specs FREE)
  • Knoydart Sea kayaking equipment, Penrith
  • Nookie Clothing and accessories
  • Extreme Products Kayaks, kayaking accessories and XPRO floating eyewear. Quote reference YAK001 to receive club member discount.
  • Canoe-Shops Shops in Brighton, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Cornwall, Cheltenham and West Cork
  • sells good quality waterproof helmet cameras. THCC members gets 10% disscount (see forums for code).

Tides, Weather and Surf Forecasts

  • MetCheck Uk weather by post code, nicely interpreted and presented
  • WetterZentrale Detailed weather charts, updated regularly. Click on "Weitere Bodenkerten" (bottom left) then BRACKNELL for UK Met Office, SEMBACH for SAF ones (with radar overlays)