We are a family friendly club, even if you don't want to get wet, join us on one of our social events.

Training with Welshpool Canoe Club


If you are 14 or over, then you can gain BCU Star Awards or just enjoy learning to paddle, or even how to roll!

The Canoe Club meets here at The Flash on Sunday evenings from late September until the end of March.

Sessions are fun, and members make progress through the British Canoe Union Paddlepower and Star awards.

Four half hour sessions between 4 and 6pm are available to members.

Our members are of all ages, from 9 upwards.

Sessions are run by qualified coaches.

Learn and how to paddle a kayak and how to be safe on the water.

Once adult members have developed skills and confidence they can join in trips on local rivers.

There are also chances to learn open boat (canoe) skills.

If you are interested in joining the club, or you would like to know more about what we do you can:

call at The Flash on a Sunday evening between
4 and 6pm for a chat or...contact Richard:

01686 610197 or 07443495775



Members who wish to train as coaches benefit from subsidisied training and assessment courses.

Welshpool Canoe Club members playing on a stopper wave on the River Banwy.

Welshpool Canoe Club History


Young People.

If your are between 9 and 14 years of age you can work towards your BCU Paddlepower Awards.



Welshpool Canoe Club has been running for over twenty years.The club is run by volunteer coaches and helpers, who give up their spare time for the love of canoeing and kayaking. We train in the pool over the autumn and winter months, then paddlers can enjoy a spring and summer programme full of various events. Fortnightly river trips run throughout the year, depending on weather conditions and river water levels. When river levels are low, then we often head up to Bala to paddle the Afon Tryweryn.