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Sea Kayaking in front of cave
Dart Loop whitewater kayaking
Open Canoeing
Surf Kayaking
Sea Kayaking
Young Guns On Whitewater
Canoe & Kayak Camping
Sea Kayaking
Dart Loop whitewater kayaking
Kayak Touring
River Avon Trip

Welcome to Totnes Canoe Club

Junior night time paddle

About the Club

Totnes Canoe Club is affiliated to British Canoeing and is run completely by volunteers for the benefit of its Members.


The Club offers the opportunity for people of all abilities, from the age of 8 years upwards, to enjoy learning to kayak and canoe in safety with qualified coaches.


We are privileged to enjoy easy access to flat water for training sessions with estuary and sea kayaking close by. We also paddle white-water on the River Dart, other local rivers and further afield as conditions allow.

The Club provides coaching aligned to the British Canoeing award schemes, as well as organised trips on many of our local rivers and estuaries, plus additional trips to other venues throughout the year.

There is an afternoon pool session on the last Sunday of the month (excl. December) for capsize and rolling practice.

Pool session

What do we do?


On the last Sunday of each month (excl. December) we have a capsize and rolling practice session at Totnes Pavilions swimming pool, from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  This is a good time to come along and meet the club members.  Bring your swimming kit and a towel to join in!

In the summer (starting around the end of April) we run beginners, intermediate and more advanced training courses on the river Dart at Totnes.  We welcome everyone, both adults and juniors (from 8 years old), onto these courses.  The courses provide an introduction to paddling and teach basic skills and safety.

Other summer club activities include surfing, estuary and sea trips, plus the occasional barbeque.

In the autumn there are introductory white-water trips on the Dart for those who have reached a suitable standard.  In addition, peer group trips run on local rivers most weekends.

In the winter, a group of club members will be paddling one of the local rivers most weekends.

See our Training & Events Programme for details and dates.

What does it cost?


Please see the membership page for membership levels and costs.

Club membership provides access to the club equipment, advice, club trips and events, and British Canoeing third party insurance for club activities.  Membership also allows you to sign up to the clubs training courses which are run by our British Canoeing qualified coaches; these are priced individually on the Bookings pages.

You can attend one pool session as a guest but should become a club member after that time.

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