Canoe Avon is an accredited provider of the new British Canoeing awards that came into effect from the start of 2019. These consist of the 3 Paddle Awards:

Paddle Start

for those experiencing their first time on the water

Paddle Discover

allowing paddlers to build their own decision making skills

Paddle Explore

giving ownership to the paddler, enabling them to choose where they move next in paddlesport

Club Sessions

Club sessions currently take place on Sunday mornings throughout the year and Wednesday evenings from the start of April until end Sept. Our Sunday sessions are open to all members as coaches are on hand to develop and improve skills for those working toward the Discover or Explore Awards and beyond. Our Wednesday sessions are open to those who have already gained the Discover Award or hold the minimum competence required to enable independent access to the club and facilities.

Pool Sessions

Club pool sessions are normally arranged through Culverhay Sports Centre. These cost £5 per member and dates and times are available to members through Teamer.

Alternatively, pool sessions are run independently at Paulton Pool, where coaching/lifeguarding staff and kayaks are provided. Sessions cost £5 and take place Thursday evenings during school term times only. Please see for details.

Alan Gallop 10 Seat Challenge

One of our founding members, Alan Gallop, created the 10 Seat Challenge to develop skills for club members and broaden horizons. In honour of his memory we have renamed it the ‘Alan Gallop 10 Seat Challenge’. Details of the challenge and the challenge assessment log can be downloaded from the following links:

Alan Gallop 10 Seat Challenge

Challenge Assessment Log