Who we are
Kayak Northumbria was founded in 2011, we’re a friendly canoe club based in Newcastle upon Tyne made up of young enthusiastic kayakers! We meet regularly, about once a week, either for a training session in a pool, a trip down a river, a surf at the beach or a pint in the pub. Now and again, we travel further afield on weekend trips away, as well as the odd yearly trip abroad.
You can join the club no matter what, if any, past experience you may have in kayaking and canoeing. We aim to help every new paddler up to Paddle-Sport 2 star standard (in kayaking, subject to pool sessions) within 3 months of joining. As well as sheltered water/pool training, all new members can attend an introduction to white water day at a nearby river before undertaking any trips.
All club coaching is free, provided by experienced kayak paddlers; We also have some very experienced river leads who have attended a British Canoeing White Water Safety & Rescue course to help keep you safe on a river. We can provide all of the necessary equipment if required – buoyancy aids, helmets, waterproof cags, wet-suits, spraydecks, a paddle and most importantly, a kayak.
We are a fully affiliated senior British Canoeing club; This provides all of our members with 3rd party liability insurance cover for all club trips. Kayak Northumbria is an independent community club, with affiliation to Northumbria University.