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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.

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

After a week off for Tyne Tour, the weekend river trip has returned. It's not been decided where we will be going yet, but it will be a section of river suitable for beginners.

We'll meet at the boat house at MC at 9 am to pick up kit and are likely to be back in Durham by 4 pm. Bring a change of clothes and shoes for afterwards, a towel, clothes (NOT cotton) for on the river and some kind of food. We'll provide the paddling gear. 

Any questions, don't hesitate to contact Molly Agar.

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!

Tyne Tour 2017

It’s time for the Tyne Tour again! Every year, hundreds of paddlers from all over the country make a pilgrimage to Hexham to paddle the North Tyne, meet up with other paddlers and dance the night away at the infamous ceilidh. Beginner or seasoned paddler, this weekend is fantastic for everyone, so why not come along and have some fun?

We’ll head up on the Friday, paddle the Tyne and win the party on the Saturday and, depending on conditions, paddle another river on Sunday before heading back to Durham. The river is great for all levels, with one exciting bit - Warden's Gorge - towards the end. 

Early bird tickets are £26 (fuel and food extra), an amazingly cheap price for one of the best weekends away you’ll have this year.

If you have any questions or are unsure about anything, don’t hesitate to contact me (Molly) or one of the other exec members.I'm sure everyone will be willing to share their stories of previous years.

See more at tynetour.co.uk

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!

Easy River Trip 2

If you enjoyed the first river trip, or missed out and want to try some white water, come along to the second trip. Again, this trip is suitable for beginners and recommended for anyone interested in Tyne Tour. 

We\'ll meet at the boathouse at 9 am. All you need to bring is warm clothes, a set of dry clothes, a towel and a snack. Paddling equipment will be provided.

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!

Freshers' River Trip

This is the first river trip of the year and it would be fantastic to see as many people there as possible. It is an easy stretch of the river, perfect for beginners, so come along and give it a go. If you're interested in coming along to Tyne Tour, then we recommend coming along on this trip.

We'll meet at the boathouse at 10 am to get everyone kitted up and ready. All you need to bring is yourself, warm clothes (NOT cotton), a dry set of clothes, a towel and a snack. We'll provide the paddling kit.

The cost of this trip will be £5.

Durham canoe polo competition

All welcome regardless of ability, whether you have played lots or never before. All welcome.
Timings to be confirmed when we know how many teams will be attending. But probably leaving Durham around 8am and getting back late afternoon.

Kit will be provided, just bring a set of clothes that can get wet and spare dry shoes.

This will be a great chance to start practicing for one of the three bucs events as well as have some fun in a team and getting to know other members of the club, old and new.  

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 trying out 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.

Taster Session (10)

Come along and try canoeing with us for a couple hours!

Free taster session open to all university members. We'll show you the basics of paddling, play some games and have fun getting to know you. 

All you need to bring is a towel, shoes you don't mind getting wet, swimsuit/swim-shorts and an extra layer if its cold. Everything else is provided free of charge. 

Note: To book a place log in using your DUO username and password

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!

Taster Session (9)

Come along and try canoeing with us for a couple hours!

Free taster session open to all university members. We'll show you the basics of paddling, play some games and have fun getting to know you. 

All you need to bring is a towel, shoes you don't mind getting wet, swimsuit/swim-shorts and an extra layer if its cold. Everything else is provided free of charge. 

Note: To book a place log in using your DUO username and password

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