Garstang Canoe & Kayak Club

 

 

Garstang Canoe & Kayak Club, located between Preston and Lancaster, was founded at the town’s Tithe Barn pub in 1973; originally part of the Scout group. The club is small and friendly and caters mainly for river running and playboating kayak paddlers, but welcomes open boats and sea kayaks too.The club is fortunate to have access to the river Wyre in Garstang, with easy access a stretch of water perfect for training and a weir for practicing moving water paddle skills.

Absolutely everyone is welcome of all abilities as long as you are aged 8 or over (for insurance purposes). The container doors will open at 6.15pm on Wednesdays with the aim of being on the river by 7pm.

Next Wednesday (13th Sept) is likely to be our final summer weekday evening session Last light will be at 8.06pm, so please ensure that you arrive early to be kitted out.

Details of our Friday evening pool sessions and how the booking system will work will be published on our group Facebook page soon, but they are likely to begin 29th Sept or 6th Oct from 9-10pm.

The cost is £9 for non-members and £6 for members with all kit included but please bring your own base layers, footwear, change of clothes and a towel etc. No jeans or walking boots.

The club will provide you with a boat, paddle, spray deck, helmet, buoyancy aid and a flipping good time. The club has BCU Level 1 and Level 2 accredited instructors so you can rest assured that you're in good hands.

There is always someone to help and advise either the complete novice, or paddlers who just want to join a club with a friendly family atmosphere. Membership is £25/year (£30 for joint membership), but you can come and try before you commit.

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GCKC is affiliated to the British Canoeing via Canoe England, affiliation number 245
GCKC adheres to the BCU's Policies which can be found HERE

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