The club introduces members to moving water and the fun and challenge of paddling rivers. We try and run at least one moving water trip suitable for beginners each month. The dates for the trips are posted on the club calendar for the next few months ahead. The details about where the trip will go and the contact are posted on the club forum during the week before.



These trips are organized around the water levels in the local rivers and the ability of the paddlers coming along.  If you are in any doubt about coming along then please ring the contact listed on the forum as the contact for that trip or contact any of the club coaches.

Club boats may be available to hire for the first few trips but it is always better to have your own personal equipment that fits well and you know how to use it.

Juniors can come along to moving water trips but we ask that they be accompanied by an adult who is either also going to paddle or stay available on the bank.



Local rivers we paddle include the Goyt at Marple, the Derwent at Matlock, the Dee at Llangollen, and the Irwell in Bury. All of these are usually suitable for beginners. Trips are also often organized to paddle in the Lake District and to parts of Wales. We also usually organize a weekend trip each year to paddle further away from our local rivers, trips recently have covered rivers in Scotland and the Tees in the north east of England.  Additional trips are also organized ad-hoc, keep an eye on the forum.

The club usually also organizes a camping trip to the seaside each year usually to a place that has good surfing to allow us to go kayak surfing.This is usually great fun and a real family affair; the games of rounders played on the beach are often quite competitive!!!

If you fancy any of this please keep an eye on the club calendar and leave a message on the Forum or contact a club coach.

See you on the water!!

For more videos of our river trips please see our official Youtube Page here.

Additional Links.

EA river levels

UK rivers guidebook