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Thursday Canoe polo session

We meet at 19:40 at the maiden castle boathouse, load boats and kit onto cars and drive to Darlington. The session runs from 21:00-22:00. We then drive home and pack away the kit.


Canoe polo is a fun team ball sport in kayaks. Come along if you fancy having a go! no need to have previous canoe polo experience. 

Please wear a short sleeved t-shirt or lycra rash-vest .

Wednesday Barrage Session

This is the weekly session for paddling on harder whitewater and practising skills for rivers or freestyle. It takes place at the Tees Barrage in Stockton, which has a variety of features as well as a cafe and changing rooms with hot showers.

Meet at the boat house at 4pm to get kit and boats. You'll need to bring suitable clothes and a towel.

If you haven't attended a Barrage session previously, please speak to Molly before signing up.

Skills Pool Session

Meet at the boathouse for 19:40, to load the boats onto cars and drive to Darlington. 

The session is 21:00-22:00 and you can expect to be back in Durham for around 22:45. 

Please bring swimwear, and a towel (and t-shirt/shorts/leggings to wear on top in the pool if you want).

In this session you will be taught general kayaking skills, play games and have fun in the warmth of a swimming pool with our trained coaches -- one of the best sessions of the week to come to if you're a beginner, or if you want to work on improving any of your kayaking skills.

This is also a chance for  more experienced members to come and practice their coaching or freestyle paddling, so there's something for everyone!

Christmas Meal

This year our Annual Festive Feast is at The Bridge Hotel, which - as everyone who has been to the pub quiz will know - is pretty epic. The dress code is formal, but if you don't own a suit and tie/ dress the alternative theme is Christmas trees. Please pay your £5 deposit to the club account and comment your order on the Facebook group post.

Christmas Paddle!!

It's the weekend before term ends, and all through the club,
There's excitement among us as we head for the pub.

Wet kit is hung in the boathouse with care, 
The boats and paddles are all piled in there.

The paddlers are cold after a mid-winter dip,
But they've had a great time on the Christmas RIVER TRIP!


I may not be an award winning poet, but I do know that the Christmas paddle is going to be great fun. It's happening on Saturday, before the Christmas meal, and we'll be heading off to do a river suitable for everyone.

To make it even more fun (as if it needs that), there's going to be a fancy dress competition. Whoever dresses themself and their boat up with the best Christmassy theme will get a PRIZE! (Don't ask me what yet...)

Meet at the boathouse at 9 am. We will be back in plenty of time before the meal in the evening.

Thursday Canoe polo session

We meet at 19:40 at the maiden castle boathouse, load boats and kit onto cars and drive to Darlington. The session runs from 21:00-22:00. We then drive home and pack away the kit.


Canoe polo is a fun team ball sport in kayaks. Come along if you fancy having a go! no need to have previous canoe polo experience. 

Please wear a short sleeved t-shirt or lycra rash-vest .

Wednesday Barrage Session

This is the weekly session for paddling on harder whitewater and practising skills for rivers or freestyle. It takes place at the Tees Barrage in Stockton, which has a variety of features as well as a cafe and changing rooms with hot showers.

Meet at the boat house at 4pm to get kit and boats. You'll need to bring suitable clothes and a towel.

If you haven't attended a Barrage session previously, please speak to Molly before signing up.

Skills Pool Session

Meet at the boathouse for 19:40, to load the boats onto cars and drive to Darlington. 

The session is 21:00-22:00 and you can expect to be back in Durham for around 22:45. 

Please bring swimwear, and a towel (and t-shirt/shorts/leggings to wear on top in the pool if you want).

In this session you will be taught general kayaking skills, play games and have fun in the warmth of a swimming pool with our trained coaches -- one of the best sessions of the week to come to if you're a beginner, or if you want to work on improving any of your kayaking skills.

This is also a chance for  more experienced members to come and practice their coaching or freestyle paddling, so there's something for everyone!

River trip

This weekend we will hopefully be running a joint trip with the canoe club from University of East Anglia. The river and timings will be dependent on what they are wanting to do, but it is likely to be similar timing to the normal river trips. The river is going to be suitable to everyone.

Thursday Canoe polo session

We meet at 19:40 at the maiden castle boathouse, load boats and kit onto cars and drive to Darlington. The session runs from 21:00-22:00. We then drive home and pack away the kit.


Canoe polo is a fun team ball sport in kayaks. Come along if you fancy having a go! no need to have previous canoe polo experience. 

Please wear a short sleeved t-shirt or lycra rash-vest .

Wednesday Barrage Session

This is the weekly session for paddling on harder whitewater and practising skills for rivers or freestyle. It takes place at the Tees Barrage in Stockton, which has a variety of features as well as a cafe and changing rooms with hot showers.

Meet at the boat house at 4pm to get kit and boats. You'll need to bring suitable clothes and a towel.

If you haven't attended a Barrage session previously, please speak to Molly before signing up.

Skills Pool Session

Meet at the boathouse for 19:40, to load the boats onto cars and drive to Darlington. 

The session is 21:00-22:00 and you can expect to be back in Durham for around 22:45. 

Please bring swimwear, and a towel (and t-shirt/shorts/leggings to wear on top in the pool if you want).

In this session you will be taught general kayaking skills, play games and have fun in the warmth of a swimming pool with our trained coaches -- one of the best sessions of the week to come to if you're a beginner, or if you want to work on improving any of your kayaking skills.

This is also a chance for  more experienced members to come and practice their coaching or freestyle paddling, so there's something for everyone!

Bobble Hat Order

We will be ordering bobble hats from playerlayer on the 27th -- if you would like to order one you must sign up to this event and pay money to the canoe club account by the 26th!

The hats will be £10.80 and this money must be paid to the club in advance of sending in the order.

River trip

After another week off for BUCS white water race, the weekly river trip has returned. Again, we'll see on the day what the conditions are like and which river will be suitable but everyone is welcome to come along.

Meet at the boathouse at 10 am, we'll get kitted up and head off for a day of fun, hopefully back in Durham by 16:00.

Thursday Canoe polo session

We meet at 19:40 at the maiden castle boathouse, load boats and kit onto cars and drive to Darlington. The session runs from 21:00-22:00. We then drive home and pack away the kit.


Canoe polo is a fun team ball sport in kayaks. Come along if you fancy having a go! no need to have previous canoe polo experience. 

Please wear a short sleeved t-shirt or lycra rash-vest .

Wednesday Barrage Session

This is the weekly session for paddling on harder whitewater and practising skills for rivers or freestyle. It takes place at the Tees Barrage in Stockton, which has a variety of features as well as a cafe and changing rooms with hot showers.

Meet at the boat house at 4pm to get kit and boats. You'll need to bring suitable clothes and a towel.

If you haven't attended a Barrage session previously, please speak to Molly before signing up.

Skills Pool Session

Meet at the boathouse for 19:40, to load the boats onto cars and drive to Darlington. 

The session is 21:00-22:00 and you can expect to be back in Durham for around 22:45. 

Please bring swimwear, and a towel (and t-shirt/shorts/leggings to wear on top in the pool if you want).

In this session you will be taught general kayaking skills, play games and have fun in the warmth of a swimming pool with our trained coaches -- one of the best sessions of the week to come to if you're a beginner, or if you want to work on improving any of your kayaking skills.

This is also a chance for  more experienced members to come and practice their coaching or freestyle paddling, so there's something for everyone!

BUCS River Race 2017

THE FIRST BUCS EVENT OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR

This is a chance for freshers and non alike to get a go at racing down the riverwashburn.

There are many different categories, so something for everyone as well as a chance to win bucs points for team durham!
You can enter,

Long course - Team, mixed team, c1, c2, kayak
Sprint - c1, c2, kayak

You do not need to have done this before to give it ago, it can be done competitively or to enhance your technique skills or just for a weekend away. You can also sign up to help and not compete at all. This event is run by the alumni of Durham so many hands make light work! This is a great chance to go away with the kayak club. A party is provided on the sat night as well as an evening meal.

We will be leaving on the Friday and return on the sunday

Any more questions please get in touch

Thursday Canoe polo session

We meet at 19:40 at the maiden castle boathouse, load boats and kit onto cars and drive to Darlington. The session runs from 21:00-22:00. We then drive home and pack away the kit.


Canoe polo is a fun team ball sport in kayaks. Come along if you fancy having a go! no need to have previous canoe polo experience. 

Please wear a short sleeved t-shirt or lycra rash-vest .

Wednesday Barrage Session

This is the weekly session for paddling on harder whitewater and practising skills for rivers or freestyle. It takes place at the Tees Barrage in Stockton, which has a variety of features as well as a cafe and changing rooms with hot showers.

Meet at the boat house at 4pm to get kit and boats. You'll need to bring suitable clothes and a towel.

If you haven't attended a Barrage session previously, please speak to Molly before signing up.

Durham to Finchale Whopper trip

This is preparation for BUCS white water race. We will be paddling the Wear down to Finchale priory. 

THIS IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE PADDLING AT BUCS AND ARE HAPPY IN WHOPPERS.

Please sign up so we can gauge interest and organise shuttles.

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