Birmingham Canoe Club was established over 50 years ago. The club is very active and is supported by a dedicated membership who organise regular trips to various different venues in the UK and Europe. We have many of coaches on hand to give instruction and guidance where necessary to help paddlers progress their skills.
Membership The club welcomes all ability levels and age levels from absolute beginners to seasoned paddlers. The club currently has members interested in white water trips to Snowdonia and further afield, relaxing flat water paddles on the Severn and Wye, some sea kayaking and the occasional open boat trip. The club also runs weekly training sessions at the swimming pool or Edgbaston Reservoir. This is a good venue to meet club members and most importantly to arrange weekend paddling trips, non-members are always welcome.
Interested? Please take a few minutes to browse this website as it holds the most up to date info on our club. Have a quick look at our forum which shows just how active we are (take a look at the trips we do).
In the summer the club meet on Fridays from 7pm at Edgbaston Reservoir for training sessions and in the winter months the club meets at on Fridays from 8.30pm at Thimblemill Baths in Smethwick. Further information can be found on the Joining pages. Coming along to see us on a Friday is the best time for potential new members to meet or join the club as the coaching, river trips and membership can be arranged there. It's also a good chance to catch up on all the latest gossip. You are more than welcome to just turn up and have a chat, there's no need to book or arrange an appointment.
Reservoir Sessions are now starting again in June and 16th May is our last pool session.
The Reservoir Sessions start at 18:30 until dusk and are free, with free use of the clubs equipment for the session.
Our club is always looking to grow its membership and the reservoir always proves a popular opportunity for non-members to learn! If you wish to have a go please just turn up at 7pm and speak to the peron on the desk (no appointment is necessary). We charge a temporary membership of £5, there may also be an additional charge for hire of club equipment. Obviously there are huge benefits to joining the club because the reservoir sessions become totally free on the night.
Unfortunately we are only able to accept two separate visits on a temporary membership before joining the club would be required. This is not Birmingham Canoe Clubs rules, but is governed by the British Canoe Union and Canoe England.