Blackwater Valley Canoe Club


All individuals and families of any level aged 8+ years are welcome to join the Blackwater Valley Canoe Club (BVCC).

Regular activities:
Weekly club paddling sessions are normally held on Wednesday evenings at different locations depending on the season. Locations are at the Aldershot Lido in Summer, Yateley Manor School in Winter, and at the Basingstoke Canal in Spring and Autumn.

Other activities include:
Canoe polo sessions (training & tournaments)
Touring trips
Training courses
Encouraging members to explore other paddle sports
Please visit the website for more information and to view their events calendar.

The club has equipment such as craft (kayaks/canoes, etc), waterproofs, buoyancy aids, paddles and helmets that can be used at all club activities, although not all the sites we use have equipment directly on site so check their hire pages for more information when booking.

About Blackwater Valley Canoe Club

Blackwater Valley Canoe Club was founded in 1986, with their home base being at Aldershot Lido. They are a friendly and community centric canoe club, who are affiliated with British Canoeing and have achieved their Club Mark certification. They welcome all individuals and families of any skill level; whether you have never paddled before or have years of experience they will have something to offer you. The club is run entirely by a dedicated team of volunteers who all share a passion for paddle sports.

The club is lucky to have many British Canoeing qualified coaches with experience in a wide range of disciplines. They have also built up an extensive collection different club boats, ranging from recreational kayaks & sit-on tops, to open canoes, playboats, whitewater kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, slalom boats, and even a few more specialised craft such as wildwater racers and sprint boats. This allows us them to offer their members a very diverse paddling experience.

In addition the club has a dedicated Canoe Polo section who regularly compete in leagues and standalone tournaments. They train year-round and welcome paddlers of all ages with or without previous polo experience (basic kayak competence is required, but BVCC can offer you the required training to get to this standard).

Good to know

User Cost/Charge Information
Non-Member registration is free and allows participation but excludes membership benefits. This membership is for new starters who wish to receive club updates, but have not yet decided upon membership.

Membership fees:
Youth/Student (Pay as you Paddle): £15 per year.
Youth/Student (Monthly Subscriber): £30.00 annual membership, plus £15.00 per month.
Adult (Pay as you Paddle): £35.00 per year.
Adult (Monthly Subscriber): £50.00 annual membership, plus £15 per month.
Family (Pay as you Paddle) includes up to 2 Adults and any Youth/Students (under 18 years old or in full time education i.e. 16+ hours per week) living at the same address: £50.00 per year
Affiliate (Pay as you Paddle) applies only to Members of BC3/USCC: free of charge.

Only paid memberships are permitted to request hire of equipment (at committee discretion) for personal use. For enquiries, please contact:

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