Kayaking and Canoeing in West London
Both canoeing and kayaking involve paddling a small craft through water. They are low-impact activities that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. Canoeing and kayaking can be done as a hobby, a competitive sport or as a fun activity on holidays. You can paddle on rivers, lakes and the sea.
Canoe is an open vessel and the person either sits or kneels inside the canoe and uses a single-bladed paddle to push the craft through the water. Kayak is an enclosed vessel and the person sits inside the kayak with legs extended and uses a double-bladed paddle.
Based in a superb setting on the Thames at Chiswick Pier, Chiswick Pier Canoe Club was formed in 1999 and has around 80 members. It is a friendly club and new members are always welcome. The club has a good spread of ages with many adult members and youngsters. The minimum age is 8 subject to the prevailing water conditions. Safety is of prime importance to us at Chiswick Pier Canoe Club and we will only take a safe number of people on any of our club session.
A West London canoe and kayak club based under Kew Bridge on the River Thames and Brentford Lock on the canal. We hold weekly pool sessions during the winter, river sessions during the summer and organise trips throughout the year. Edge is a volunteer run organization catering for all levels of paddlers.