Category Archives: Announcements

Saturday 12th August River Session

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

Saturday River Session 29th July

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

Pugneys Lake 15th July

This Saturday we will run a session on Pugneys Lake.

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.

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 8TH JULY HORBURY

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 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 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.  

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

River Clean Up, 3rd June – River Calder (Horbury)

In 2022, an amazing 1,200 paddlers took part in a bid to clear their local waterways of junk and plastic pollution, while raising more public awareness of the issue.

The response was incredible. About 700 huge sacks were filled containing 2,123 single-use plastic bottles, 1,476 cans, 831 glass bottles and 3,296 food wrappers.

Last year alone, we removed nearly 50 sacks of rubbish from the river Calder near Horbury Junction. This year, we plan to do the same.

Book your ticket here!

We’ll also throw a free buffet style lunch for all volunteers, please register your interest below. If you have any dietary issues, please email ben@westyorkshirecanoeclub.com and we’ll try to accommodate you as best we can.

PPE (gloves, litter pickers and sanitiser) will be available.

We’ll have a variety of craft available to use on the day, From Kayaks, Canoes and Paddleboards – let us know what you’d like to use!

This event is not suitable for paddlers who have not paddled before as a certain level of on water competency is required. If you are unsure of your competency, please check  with us by email/Facebook message.

If you are bringing your own kit, please note that we require a suitable water sports helmet (Compliant with CE EN 1385) in accordance with club rules. One may be provided from the club if you do not have a suitable helmet, depending on availability.

Safety, Leader and/or Coach Training & Qualifications

Attention all members!

Are you looking to undertake some safety and rescue training to be safer on the water?

Or do you fancy becoming a club leader or coach and help the club remain active and relevent?

There are a wide range of courses put together by british canoeing, see below the full chart if you are intrested!

Credit Derek Burdett – (link)

Fill the form out below and let us know what you’d be intrested in, and we’ll look at the feasability of delivering these courses.

Please note, this is only open to full club members.

(Applications closed for 2023)

Saturdays River Session 20th May – Horbury

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 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 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.  

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 6th May

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

Events for this weekend have been added to the Calendar

River/Taster sessions:

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.  

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