Who we are, what we do and where we meet
BADCC is known locally as a social canoe club where all are welcome to learn, develop and experience open canoe and kayaking to whatever level you want. We take part in a wide range of paddling sports and have a great group of British Canoeing qualified coaches.
The club has two "homes". These are our Club House at Colt Hill which is on the Basingstoke Canal near Odiham and the QMC Sports Centre Swimming Pool, Basingstoke. Our main Club night is Wednesday evening and is either at Colt Hill (summer) or QMC (winter).
Look at our club sessions page to find out more.
Access to Local Rivers and Canals
A brief reminder that a licence is required for most local rivers and canals: this includes the Basingstoke Canal. See requirements below for local waterways
Pool Sessions held at Queen Marys College (QMC) - Spring 2023
This is the Wednesday evening pool programme for Spring 2023. This season it includes a mixture of Open Sessions and Courses. We strive to have coaches available on the 7:15, 7:45 and 8:15 Open sessions.
Please check the programme regularly - things may change slightly as the season progresses
Explore Award Spring 2023
Starting 18th January 2023
This course is aimed at those who have completed the PaddlePower Passport, 1 Star, Paddle Discover Award or who have basic kayak handing skills including directional stability and capsize. The course will comprise two Wednesday evening sessions in the Queen Mary's College Swimming Pool and five Saturday morning outdoor sessions on the Basingstoke Canal at our Colt Hill Clubhouse, Odiham.
Colt Hill Saturdays
Saturday Canal Sessions - 9:30am - 12:30pm
There are paddling sessions for Club Members at Colt Hill on many Saturday mornings (depending on availability of Club Coaches and Volunteers.) These sessions can include led paddles and coaching and the possibility of individual tuition. The Boat Store will be open for loan of Club kit between 09:30 and 10:00 (bringing kit back between 12:00 and 12:30)
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