Prospective members who already hold a minimum of the BCU 1 Star or British Canoeing Discover Award, or those who have equivalent skills and experience are welcome to join at any time. Those new to paddling or not familiar with closed cockpit kayaks and how to self rescue must complete one of our Discover Award courses before attending club sessions. If you’re thinking of joining, please drop us a line first (see contact-us) so we know to expect you and can arrange an induction.

Discover Award

Our Discover Award is delivered to new members through either a single full day or two half day courses outside our normal club sessions. Details of dates and availability for 2022 will be published in early Spring.

The course is £20 per person and once booked, beginners must arrange club membership as detailed below. Delivery of the Discover Award is solely for beginners joining the club. Those who have not arranged club membership prior to the course will not be eligible to attend.


Annual membership is a rolling membership which entitles you to use club equipment and facilities. We do not charge additional fee for using equipment at the club.


  • Standard membership is £50 per year
  • Family membership is £135 per year and covers up to 4 members


Juniors 12 years or over (or those in year 7 or above at school) are welcome to join provided they are accompanied by an adult family member.

Club Policies

The club has a number of policies that members are required to follow. Prospective members should at least familiarise themselves with the code of conduct and standard operating procedures as a minimum before joining.


We use the British Canoeing Membership & Events Portal to manage club membership. To join Canoe Avon, you need to follow a 2-step process:

  1. Step 1 – Register yourself as a prospective member by following this link to the club’s page on the British Canoeing membership portal: Members of British Canoeing can alternatively search for the club through the portal ‘club finder’ tool.
  2. Step 2 – Once registered, select and pay for your club membership. Membership options are available under the Membership tab n the portal.

Membership Portal Guides

Guides on using the portal can be found here

Boat Storage

We may be able to provide personal boat storage for members. Please see Boat Storage for details.