Thanks for your interest in the club.  Obviously at the moment we are not able to organise any club activity.

Through 2020 we managed to hold a few Monday sessions between lockdowns, but in a very limited form.  We are currently looking at how we can accommodate beginners again, when this is both a legal and sensible thing to do. We take the view that it’s not enough just to comply with the letter of the law/guidance, but to go beyond this and consider whether meeting is the responsible thing to do, considering our paddlers and also the rest of the public.

We can’t predict when this might be possible, but if you’re interested in paddling with us please email the club with some details at We’ll be in touch when we’re up and running.

 Pre-COVID we were running a very friendly club, with weekly meets and a monthly trip further afield (canal/lake in summer, easy white water in winter). Hopefully, when things are a little more normal, you’ll be able to join us on the water once again.

Here at Bolton Canoe Club we run a professional but informal family orientated club offering opportunities for children and adults of all levels to enjoy recreational paddling in kayaks and canoes in a fun, relaxed and safe environment.

We run Club sessions most Monday evenings throughout the year.

During winter months (Oct to April) we can be found at Westhoughton Leisure Centre swimming pool,
During the summer months(April to Oct), we are at High Rid Reservoir in Horwich.
Bolton Canoe Club is an affiliated British Canoeing not-for-profit club.

We always welcome new members of all levels and ages to the club, and our British Canoeing coaches and instructors are there to ensure members develop in a safe and friendly way. Bolton Canoe Club have a range of kayaks and canoes along with the basic equipment required to get our members on to the water and help them develop and explore our countries amazing waterways.

Throughout the year, we run trips that are aimed at all our members abilities, from family weekend camps with beginner flat water paddling through to white water river day trips through the winter months.

Please drop in on our evening sessions to see us or email for more details: