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.
Summer Season - Reservoir Sessions
Pool Sessions have now finished and our Summer Season Reservoir Sessions start on the 7th June 2013.
The Reservoir Sessions start at 18:30 on Friday evenings for our club members (and are free). This year we have a more structured approach to utilising the time. As a club we are looking to develop our members skills and there are a number of different opportunities with both structured learning and skill developing games to get involved in. We hope that both the members and club coaches will support our busy reservoir sessions this year.
Our club is always looking to grow its membership and the reservoir always proves a popular opportunity for non-members to have a go! If you wish to have a go we would kindly request you arrive from 19:00 (no appointment is necessary) and pay for a temporary membership of £5 and if you require equipment hire then there is an additional £5 fee.
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.