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Cotswold outdoor
A range of outdoor clothing and equipment

Swindon Watersports
Offer members 15% discount off RRP or Price Match.
Swindon Water Sports

Canoe and Kayak store (outdoor active)

Local kayak store that offers a discount for Thameswey members

Weather Forecasts


A good website for reasonably long range forecasts and detailed descriptions for each couple of hours.

BBC weather

Good Maps to show where the rain will fall and roughly when.

Met office

Huge website with a wealth of information

Level Webcams

River Dart @ Holne Country Park

Gives a great indication of the current level of the River Dart Loop and Upper Dart.  For more detailed description or if the Camera is broken

River Exe @ Thorverton

Shows current level of the River Exe and also included shots from the last 24 hours.

River Usk @ Brecon

Shows live images of the Usk gauge at Brecon, site also includes other webcams in Wye, Usk Watershed

River Call Lines

UK River Call Lines (Environment Agency)

River Call Wales (Environment Agency 50p/min) 0906 619 7755 Usk, Wye, Teifi, Tawe

Surf Forecast and Webcams

Magic Seaweed

Detailed Surf reports for the whole world

Eyeball Surfcheck

Webcams for North Devon’s main beaches

Newquay’s Finest

Webcams for Newquay’s various surf beaches

Little Pink Shop

Daily photos of Croyde and Saunton Sands Courtesy of ‘The Little Pink Shop’

Local Clubs

South Avon Canoe Club

Meet at Churchill Swimming Pool every Thursday with regular trips and courses on the weekend,

North Avon Canoe Club

A friendly club based just north of Bristol, runs regular trips and has a large fleet of club boats.

Bath Canoe Club

Located in the centre of Bath, with private access to the River Avon and a large boathouse with fleet.

Globe 360

Based in Keynsham

Stroud Valley Canoe Club

A fun loving family orientated club, holding regular sessions at Stratford Park Leisure Centre Indoor Pool.

Gloucester Canoe Club

Based at Maisemore Weir, with access to the Severn from their clubhouse.

Cheltenham Canoe Club

Pool Sessions at Tewkesbury School

Clevedon Canoe Club

Regular sessions on the Marine Lake in Clevedon

Avon Scout and Guide Canoe Club

Great way for young people to get into Paddling

Governing Bodies

British Canoe Union

Covering all paddle sport in England, also has a large database of clubs and Activity Centres.

Canoe Wales

The national governing body for paddle sport in Wales.

Scottish Canoe Association

The governing body for Paddle sport in Scotland.

International Canoe Federation

Information about International Paddle sport competitions.

Forum Links 

Song of the Paddle

Open Boating canoe forum

UK Rivers Guidebook

Popular site with debate, chat and classifieds for all inland boating.  Also includes detailed river guides and photos for planning trips.

UK Sea Kayak Guidebook

Sea Kayaking site with debate, chat

Anglers Afloat

A Sit-On-Top and Kayak fishing forum

Irish Whitewater

General White water chat and debate for Ireland


Independent kayaking website with lots of useful information and reviews.

Canoe Slalom UK

Information about slalom events around the UK.

Coaching Links

Ray Goodwin Coaching

Quality coaching in Canoe, Kayak and Mountain Activities.

Cardiff International White Water

Coaching for all Paddling disciplines.

Inspire 2 Adventure

Adventures and coaching based in Monmouth, Wales.

Canoe Sport Coaching

Bristol based BCU and UKCC course provider.

Rock and Water Adventures

Paddling and Climbing adventures based in Dursley in Gloucestershire.

Gene17 Kayaking

Expert coaching from Simon Westgarth and his team throughout the South West and adventure guiding across the world.

Fluid Skills

Expert Coaching and guiding, with an extensive range of first aid courses.

Nomads Coaching

BCU approved Kayak training courses in the West Country, based at Clevedon, North Somerset.

Other Useful Links

River Access Campaign

Important campaign to open up all UK rivers for non motorized transport.

Canoe and Kayak Magazine

Full of good articles on all disciplines of paddle sport.  Also contains gear reviews.


Videos and explanations of Freestyle move

Canoe foundation

Keep up to date with all the latest news. You can also find out more about the charity, get information about accessing grants, case studies from some of the projects they have funded in the past eight years, and details of how you can further support the canoe foundation.

Overwater boats

Canoe, kayak and paddle building courses based in North Cumbria

Canoeing holidays in Canada1

Canoeing holidays in Canada2

A small company, established 20 years ago, that offers canoeing and dog sledding holidays, in the wild "off the beaten track" very close to nature, in northern quebec

Canoeing holidays in Sweden

A range of self guided and guided canoeing and sea kayaking tours in Sweden, featuring wild camping