Canoeing and Kayaking Events

Generally the club has the following schedule, but check the notices below for the relevant month for more up to date information.

Please see the British canoeing site for up to date information about coronavirus, this can be accessed from the home page.

The club has produced a printable list of upcoming events. See the table below for last minute changes.


Kayaking Schedule

Club Trips Notice

To avoid disappointment on the day - it is important you notify the trip organiser if you intend paddling. Every trip has an upper limit of paddlers to comply with safety guide lines. Please remember to notify the organiser or you may well be turned away on the day. Thank you.

The club has been running since 1966, and so is  years old.

It has an interesting history, which Phil is currently researching and compiling. This will feature on the website when it is complete.

Past present and future club events

Event Date(s) Venue Comment
New years day paddle 1st/January/2025 River Don Oughtibridge Take part, and witness the Gorge in all its winter glory.
Matlock Raft Race Thursday 26th December 2024 Matlock Baths Take part, help out, spectate.
Xmas Social and AGM 16th November 2024 tba All welcome.
Oughtibridge Night paddle Sun 27th October 2024 River Don, Oughtibridge Deck your boat with lights, or paddle in the dark for an unmatched experience.
Oughtibridge Slalom Sat Sun 14th 15th September 2024 River Don, Oughtibridge Take part, help out, spectate.
First pool session after summer recess 13th September 2024 Pool Dust off your paddling technique
last pool session before ummer recession Friday 19th/July/2024 The pool Make this one count
Halifax CC Slalom 6-7th/July/2024 River Don Take part, help out, spectate.
Oughtibridge Gala Saturday 29th/June/2024 Oughtibridge park, River Don Take part, help out, spectate.
Club Anniversary, Barbeque and camp out 15-16/June/2024 The Don at Oughtibridge
Pool cancellation. Sorry Friday 31st/May/2024 The pool Pool sessions are cancelled on bank holidays
Pool cancellation. Sorry Friday 24th/May/2024 The pool Pool sessions are cancelled on bank holidays
Big Paddle clean up 26th/May/2024 River Don, Oughtibridge Do your bit for the environment
Outibridge Slalom Sat Sun 20-21st/April/2024 River Don, Oughtibridge Thank you everyone. The event was a great success. Well attended, and well run. Everyone in the club mucked in.
Session cancelled. Sorry, see you on the 12th 5/April/2024 Hillsborough pool See you soon.
River works 29/March/2024 River Don, Oughtibridge Please if you have some time, help us start preparing the river for the Slalom. Bring your get-wet shoes gloves and clothes.
Ullswater trip 22/March/2024 Ullswater, Lake district What a fantastic trip! Foul weather on the first day, but the second day was perfect. We paddled 22.57 km.
Pool session closed for Good Friday 29/3/2024 Hillsborough pool Sorry, we hope you can make it to the next session.
St Paddy's Day Paddle 17/March/2024 Victoria Quays Come and join us at the Quay
Tree planting 10/March/2024 River Don Oughtibridge Come and help out.
Rolling clinic 16th February 7:15 for 7:30 start Hillsborough pool For non rollers and rollers alike. Refine your skills or find them. Bring nose plugs, ear plugs and goggles. £12 for the hour
Hand roller! 2/February/2024 Hillsborough Congratulations to Archie for pulling off a hand roll in his semi submerged boat. Well done. And your bracing is excellent
New roller 2/February/2024 Hillsborough Congrats to Markus for rolling for the first time at the pool. Well done, after all your hard work.
Forge lane repair works 29th January for four days Forge lane I guess there will be no access via Forge lane to the club grounds, though this may not be the case judging by past experience.
New rollers 19th January Hillsborough pool Congratulations to Mark Fox for his largely self-taught kayak roll, that he demonstrated the first time and then time and again at the pool. I have never seen anyone learn a roll so fast, largely from Youtube with only minor supervision.
New Hand roller 19th January Hillsborough pool Congratulations to the boy prodigy Ty Holmes for his perfectly executed hand roll. He did it with such power that he almost went over the top.
Ball Inn pub. 18th January 7:30 pm Ball inn Crookes S10 1UD The new years day paddle. Was it as challenging as I suspect?
Ladybower reservoir (weather and staff permitting) This is a Peer to Peer trip 6th January (Saturday) 2024, 10:00am Ladybower reservoir £10 per person. Book in at the fisheries office post code: S33 0AZ or S330BY see their website for a map This was a delightul day. The weather was perfect, not too cold, with clear blue skies and almost no wind. Windermere was great, but Ladybower is great too and on our door steps. Present were Malcolm, Jake, Mark Fox, Mark Steel, Mark J Stephens, Julie, Peter, Sammi, Cath, Martin, Maggie, Kevin, Jake, Malcolm, Gary and Tracey from the Kelham club, Charlotte from Chesterfield, Jazz and Heather. Aside from wonderful kayaking with a great crew, I managed to build links to new clubs and people and encourage people to come along to our events. What a day?
Matlock baths Raft Race 26th December 2023, 10:00am start Matlock baths Details to follow.
Peer to peer paddle New years day 2024, 10:00am start The Gorge, the Don Start at the sports ground
POSTPONED Ladybower reservoir (weather permitting) 23rd December 2023, 10:00am start Ladybower reservoir £10 per person. Book in at the fisheries office post code: S33 0AZ Ladybower paddlesports are closed now until the new year. Sorry
AGM 18th November 7:00pm The White Hart Annual General meeting, committee members please attend.
Night Paddles 18th November (before the AGM) 4:30- 7:00pm The river Don at Oughtibridge Bring lights for your boat
Wild River Session II 5th November The River Don at Oughtibridge Congratulations to Archie, Oliver, Keiran, Sam, Jude, Mark and the regulars, for mastering the (really) swollen river at Oughtibridge. The river is more challenging after a good downpour, and 1.50m is almost 100% higher than expected.
Wild River Session I 29th October The River Don at Oughtibridge Congratulations to Archie, Thomas, Kelly, Danny, Peter, Jude, Kadee, Lisa, Oliver, Mark and the regulars, for mastering the swollen river at Oughtibridge. The river is more challenging after a good downpour, and 1.20m is about 50% higher than expected.
Pool cancellation 20th October Hillsborough pool Sorry, cancelled on account of the weather
Rolling clinic at the pool 27th October 7:30pm start. Hillsborough pool This session is purely for rolling. Bring goggles, nose plugs and ear plugs. The latter are optional
National Slalom Competition 16th/17th September 12:00pm start. Help needed on the 15th from 10:00am please. The river Don at Oughtibridge Thanks to everyone who helped and participated. It was a reduced turnout, but still a success.
Visit by the Womens Institute 14/9/2023 1:30pm The river Don at Oughtibridge The ladies all gave paddling a go including an ex coach, and some took to it like a duck to water.
Open House Barbeque At The River 3rd September 12:00pm start The river Don at Oughtibridge There was an excellent turnout, thanks to Cath for organising.
Filming at the river for Opus, to support the River Don Project 9th August The river Don at Oughtibridge The filming session started at 5:30am and concentrated on capturing the beauty of the river for a promotional video.
Pool sessions 8th September Hillsborough Pool At last, pool sessions resume at the refurbished Hillsborough pool
Oughtibridge Litter Pick 7th June 2023 6:30pm River Don (Off Forge Lane) We collected at least seven sacks of rubbish including someone's lounge carpet. I found a mobile phone power bank, that works.
Oughtibridge Gala 24th June River Don at the part just across the bridge at Oughtibridge Why not just come along and try kayakingpage  here?
Kayak instructor training course 18/3/2023 River Don at Oughtibridge This was well attended and a great success. Thanks for organising Nick.