Welcome to
Devizes Canoe Club

Welcome to Devizes Canoe Club. We are based at Lower Wharf in Devizes where we have a Clubhouse, a boat store, shower and changing facilities and our own access on to the Kennet and Avon canal.

We aim to be a friendly and inclusive Club, and because of our location mainly offer flat water paddling and racing in both sprint and marathon disciplines. We have approximately 150 members of all ages and abilities and a range of boats and paddling equipment for newcomers to the sport as well as gym and ergo equipment and boat storage.

Supported by:

With our grateful thanks to the following sponsors:

Getting Started

The club welcomes new members of all ages and abilities. We recognize that people may have paddled a canoe or kayak but unless you’ve tried paddling a racing kayak or something similar and been able to do so we would treat you as a beginner.

Those who feel competent to paddle a racing boat should contact us at first instance so that we can arrange a competency assessment with one of our coaches.

For beginners we would ask that you sign up for a 6-week Introduction to Paddlesport course. These run on a Saturday morning between 10 and 11.30am and provide 6 hours of tuition with a qualified coach for a fee of £40. If after completing the course you want to continue and join the club the course fee will be deducted from your first year’s membership. 

Our courses for 2019 have now finished running, and courses will resume after Easter 2020.

Course Dates for 2020 will be set in 2020

  • Course 1 
  • Course 2 
  • Course 3 
  • Course 4 
  • Course 5 

Please be aware courses require a minimum of 3 attendees to run. The club reserves the right to cancel or amend dates as required.


Successful completion of the 6-week Introduction to Paddlesport course or successfully completing a competency assessment will entitle you to join the Club and develop your paddling

For juniors, this means joining the Development Group which meets on a Saturday morning between 12 and 1.30pm and a Wednesday evening between 6 and 7.30pm.
For adults this entitles you to participate in Club sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Sunday mornings.

See Training for the current session schedule (effective from October 2019).

Latest News

DCC Junior Sprint Regatta at Chippenham
The Club ran an U14 junior sprint regatta on the River Avon at Chippenham Sailing and Canoeing Club on Saturday.
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The Open and National Senior Under 23 and Junior Sprint Championship Regatta – and British open Wavehopper Classic and Sprint
Another good Devizes attendance at this month’s regatta at Nottingham, and with Mae on white water in the Country Park
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National Marathon Championships 2019
A small but select group of Club paddlers competed at the National Marathon Championships at Norwich Canoe Club over the
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