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.
Club Nights on the Basingstoke Canal - Spring & Summer 2023
We are paddling on the Basingstoke Canal, Colt Hill, Odiham, RG29 1DH in the Spring and Summer (19 April to 7 September)
On Wednesdays (our main Club night) paddling times will be as follows:
19th & 26th April: 6pm for equipment, 6:30 on the water
3rd May - 6th September 6:30pm for equipment, 7pm on the water.
We are generally finished by 8:30pm (finish time depends on daylight so tends to be earlier in April and September!)
On Fridays, starting on 19th May, we have a kiddies paddle on the Canal. This is a fun session, aimed at children and families. It starts at 6pm.
In addition, we also have sessions on Saturday mornings from 9:30 - 12:30.
Friday Evening Children's Paddles
NEW - Friday Evenings Kids Paddle Starts 19th May
During the spring and summer the Club runs a fun session for younger Club Members on the Basingstoke Canal each Friday evening from 6.00 to 7.30pm.
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
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)