Club Nights on the Basingstoke Canal - Spring & Summer 2019
We are paddling on the Basingstoke Canal, Colt Hill, Odiham in the Spring and Summer (April to September)
On Wednesdays (our main Club night) we paddle at 6:30pm and are generally finished by 8:30pm (finish time depends on daylight so tends to be earlier in April and September!)
On Fridays we have a kiddies paddle on the Canal. This is a fun session, aimed at children and families. It starts at 6pm.
In addition, we also have some sessions on Saturday mornings from 9:30 - 12:30. These do not happen every week, so you need to look at the Club Calendar
March to September
Monthly taster sessions will be run from Colt Hill Clubhouse on the Basingstoke Canal in Odiham throughout the summer.
Paddling Safely on the Canal
During the summer when we are paddling on canals and rivers and have a couple of months away from the confines of the pool, it is important that we pay particular attention of the abilities and requirements of the whole group. Here are a few ground rules:
Access to Local Rivers and Canals
BRITISH CANOEING ADVISES AGAINST ALL PADDLESPORT DUE TO COVID-19
A brief reminder that a licence is required for most local rivers and canals: this includes the Basingstoke Canal. See requirements below for local waterways
Protect the Environment
Be sure to:
- Leave the environment as you find it.
- Take your litter home with you.
- Keep noise to a minimum.
- Do not damage bankside vegetation when launching or landing.
- Where possible keep to any designated paths or launching points.
- Canoe a safe distance away from wildlife