The club has an extensive fleet of Canoes, Kayaks and Stand up Paddleboards for club members to hire. As a new paddler, you can hire a kayak to get you started and help you decide what type of paddling appeals most before investing in your own kit.
More experienced paddlers with their own kit can use club gear to supplement their own. For example if you're a whitewater paddler and fancy trying some sea kayaking or canoeing, then hire a club boat for the first few trips. Once you've decided you want to do more, then you can pick the brains of your colleagues and club members to help you choose a boat.
It's really easy to hire gear. Just contact the Club Equipment Officer (members only) and make arrangements to meet up at the club equipment store. Bring your own roof-rack and straps. Pay us a hire fee, based on the number of days you use the gear. Other gear like paddles, spray decks, buoyancy aids and helmets are included in your hire fee.
Our objective is to get as many people paddling as often as possible so charges aim to be reasonable.
Kit available to hire:
If you are a member and would like to hire a boat, please contact the equipment officer (see committee page).
The club charges £10.00 per day for hiring one of the club boats.
A returnable (cash) deposit of £20.00 per boat, for use on a maximum of grade 2 water (with grade 3 features). This is increased to £50.00 for any higher water levels.
Also following rules must be followed: