Category Archives: Announcements

Spring Update

Hi everyone.

Just a quick update, for those that don’t know at the end of last year we had to very quickly find a new home for the container we had at the junction, Horbury Bridge.

We have managed to secure storage for the container near the Navigation Inn with direct access to the canal. We have had to move kit around so the container could be moved. We are in the process of moving and rearranging kit back into the container in its new location.

We are planning to start club sessions back on the 4th May and bookings will open shortly for this.

We are looking to have a Teams call in the coming weeks to plan the year ahead, if anyone would like to join in this discussion please drop us an email so we can add you to the call.

Happy New Year

We hope all members have had a fantastic Christmas break and wish you all a Happy New Year for 2024!

Despite some challenges we’ve faced, it’s fantastic to look back over the year and remember some of the amazing paddle sessions we’ve had.

We celebrate new paddlers participating in the sport, newer Paddlers tacking white water for the first time, River trips, cleanups and general sillyness – all with fantastic people. Have a look at some of our key moments throughout this year!

RIVER TRIP – RIVER URE

This weekend we’ll be running a club trip on moving water/white water on the River Ure.

The trip will be suitable for paddlers who have done some moving and white-water work with us. If you are unsure if it is suitable for you, please contact a club coach  who can provide guidance to you.

Make sure you have registered to this event and provided your mobile phone number to provide SMS  text message updates

Please note: There is a £6 charge per paddler paid to the site on arrival (for parking and maintenance of the river at the campsite). Payment by cash only, as the office is closed on the day we are paddling.

River Sessions this weekend (30th Sept, 1st Oct)

Saturday 30th Setember, 09:30 – 11:30 River Calder, Horbury Junction

We will be running a small session on the river calder. River/Taster sessions are also availiable to book

The times are START of session times so please ensure you arrive early enough to get changed, kitted out and ready to get on the water at the time above.

For details and to book, see our events page
https://www.westyorkshirecanoeclub.com/calendar/

Sunday 1st October, 09:30, River Wharf

We are kicking off the start of the river season by a trip suitable for beginners and intermediates on the river Wharf.

The trip will be suitable for paddlers who have done some moving and white-water work with us. If you are unsure if it is suitable for you, please contact a club coach  who can provide guidence to you.

For details and to book, see our event page:
https://www.westyorkshirecanoeclub.com/events/river-trip-river-wharf-2/?mc_id=448

Saturday River Session 23rd September

This Saturday we will run a session on the River at Horbury Junction.

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING ON FACEBOOK FOR ANY UPDATES FOR THIS SATURDAY – THE RIVER IS CURRENTLY TOO HIGH TO RUN SESSIONS BUT HOPEFULLY SHOULD DROP LOW ENOUGH OVER THE NEXT 2 DAYS TO ALLOW US TO RUN A SAFE SESSION.

Events for this and future weekends have been added to the Calendar

River/Taster sessions are also availiable to book

09:30 – 11:30         

The above times are START of session times so please ensure you arrive early enough to get changed, kitted out and ready to get on the water at the time above.

We have a limited number of SUP’s for use – if you would like to use a SUP please book the session you require and then follow the link to request a SUP.

Please ensure you are kitted out correctly with a change of clothes and suitable footwear – wetsuit shoes or pumps, trainers are too bulky. The weather is getting colder now and the water is cooling down quickly so please ensure you have adequate clothing and a change of clothes. We have a limited number of wetsuits available on a first come basis but can’t guarantee availability.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session.  

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions MUST be booked on the website at £15 per session.

Saturday river session 2nd September

This Saturday we will run a session on the River at Horbury Junction.

Events for this and future weekends have been added to the Calendar

River/Taster sessions are also available to book

09:30 – 11:30         

The above times are START of session times so please ensure you arrive early enough to get changed, kitted out and ready to get on the water at the time above.

We have a limited number of SUP’s for use – if you would like to use a SUP please book the session you require and then follow the link to request a SUP.

Please ensure you are kitted out correctly with a change of clothes and suitable footwear – wetsuit shoes or pumps, trainers are too bulky. The weather is getting colder now and the water is cooling down quickly so please ensure you have adequate clothing and a change of clothes. We have a limited number of wetsuits available on a first come basis but can’t guarantee availability.

The café at the river is open 9am – 1pm so if you want a sandwich you can grab a butty before getting on the water.

The cost for borrowing equipment is £10.00 per person for any session (included in Taster Session).  

Anyone who has not paddled with the club before MUST complete a taster session before joining regular sessions, this allows us to assess any new members and run over club safety procedure’s etc. Taster sessions MUST be booked on the website at £15 per session