How & Where We Paddle
BADCC offers its members a wide range of opportunities to go paddling. This page introduces those and provides links to more detailed information on this website.
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)
Regular Canal Sessions
Our canal sessions are held in the Basingstoke Canal at Odiham.
During the Summer we meet at the Colt Hill Wharf on Wednesday and Friday evenings. We also meet on many Saturday mornings throughout the year (depending on the weather and other club activities - you need to check the Club calendar.)
The Wednesday evening session is the Club's regular social paddle. We meet from 6.45pm and aim to be on the water by 7.00pm. We are generally finished by nine (finish time depends on daylight.)
The Friday evening session is aimed at children and family paddlers. We meet from 6.00pm and aim to be on the water by 6.30 and finish by 7.30pm. For more details click here.
The Basingstoke Canal is suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners.
Boats and other paddling kit are stored in Colt Hill Clubhouse, which is adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal at Colth Hill Wharf, Odiham. If you need to borrow kayaks, canoes or other kit please arrive 10 to 15 minutes earlier so kit can be sorted out for you.
Introducing White Water
The Club has had an active group of white water paddlers since around 1990.
Introducing Placid Water
Placid water paddling is a cornerstone of the Club's activities. Locally we have easy access to the Basingstoke Canal, the Kennet and Avon, the River Thames and the River Wey.
The Club runs a variety placid water trips:
- On Wednesday evenings through the summer we paddle on the Basingstoke Canal at Odiham.
- Day trips are arranged to the River Thames and River Wey. Check the calendar on the left for trips coming up or visit the placid water webpage.
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