(we love canoeing)

Based in Darley Abbey in Derby, we have a state of the art club house on the banks of the beautiful river Derwent. We have a large number of club members who regularly participate in nearly all forms of canoeing.

New members of all abilities (novice to expert) and of all ages (kids, teenagers, families) are all welcome. We are able to provide equipment, coaching, and other like minded canoesists to ultimately have as much fun as possible.

We are a none profit charity run by club volunteers and affiliated with the British Canoeing governing body.


  • Canadian / Open Canoeing
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Slalom Canoeing
  • Polo
  • Pool Sessions
  • White-water Paddling
  • River Trips
  • Camping Trips
  • Social Events

Contact Us

You are welcome to email us for any further information, or just visit us on a Thursday evening and have a friendly chat.


If you would like to try one of our many canoeing course or taster sessions them please use this email address...


Wednesday Evenings

Pool Sessions

The club runs kayak sessions in Derby (Queens Leisure Center) swimming pool through the winter. Starting in October and running up until Easter. The sessions run from 7:30pm until 9:00pm

Non members are welcome to come for a 1h taster session £10, and then up to 3 additional guest sessions of 30min for £5 + £1 boat hire. Members prices are £4 + £1 boat hire. Space is limited so online bookings from week to week can be made to ensure a place.

On-line Pool Bookings

Thursday Evenings

The club house is busy most days of the week all year around, however every Thursday evening the club is open to guests and new members to come and have a go with the help of duty officers and duty coaches. We have changing rooms with hot showers, and all equipment apart from a dry set of clothes can be provided.

Thursday night session for new members / guests will stop on October 27th through the winter until the clocks change in the spring.


(Under 14s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.)