We have all the equipment you need, including a broad range of kayaks and open canoes, there are also stand-up-paddleboards (SUPs), sit-on-top kayaks, racing boats and coracles - the list goes on!
If you are just starting out we recommend you try lots of different boats and paddles before purchasing anything, as your preferences and requirements will change with experience. Club members also get discounts from local suppliers.
All paddlers are required to wear a buoyancy aid for all water activities, and a helmet for weirs.
To get started, you only need a few basic items of clothing to keep you warm and comfortable.
Insulating layers - Synthetic thermals, fleeces and tracksuit bottoms (non-cotton) are ideal as they are lightweight and dry quickly.
A waterproof/windproof outer layer to keep the wind off and prevent splashes, waterproof trousers are handy if you have them.
As with all water sports there is always a possibility that you may get wet. It is advisable that you bring a towel so you can have a shower after paddling. There are changing rooms and hot showers at the centre.
In the summer a t-shirt and shorts may be suitable attire, but remember that conditions can change quickly - especially if the wind picks up or when the sun starts to go down, so you need to be prepared. In winter, a few extra layers and keeping dry is the key to staying warm. We paddle throughout the year and specialist kit becomes more important in the colder months