Outdoor Sea kayak paddles
On the last Sunday of each month we organise a day paddle for sea kayaks, usually somewhere on the North Wales coast. The precise venue is decided the day before, taking the weather and tides into account. Please contact the coordinator on the day before, for more information and advice on the expected conditions and where to meet. More demanding paddles are also organised regularly - keep an eye out on Facebook or club notices for deatils of moderate / Advanced water outings.
Outdoor evening paddles
Every Monday evening throughout the summer we have outdoor evening trips for beginners or experienced paddlers. We meet to be 'ready and on the water' for 7pm. The venues are decided in advance, but do ring the coordinator to check - especially if conditions are "iffy" or you are unsure of your experience level.
Open Canoe sessions at the Conway Centre, Menai Straits
Each Saturday morning throughout the winter (January to April) we meet for an informal open boating session. Charges £3 per session for boat & gear hire
Indoor sessions at Plas Menai
Throughout the winter we meet at an indoor pool session every Monday evening. Currently these are at Plas Menai, from 19:00 to 19:45 (juniors only) and 19:45 to 20:30 (Adults). Charge: £3 adults, £2 juniors. Please note, all juniors must be accompanied by a parent or other adult.
We normally have a catch-up social session afterwards, and on the last Monday of each month there is also usually a slide-show and talk.
Other trips and expeditions
The club regularly organises trips to other parts of the UK and overseas. These can be boat-specific, or 'any-boat' paddles. Recently, trips have been to The Scillies, Pembroke, Lofoten (Norway) and Scotland.
The club is an ideal way of meeting other like-minded paddlers, and alongside our organised meets members often arrange their own paddles on other days.
Other Social events
The club isn't all abut paddling! We also have BBQ's, bushcraft days and usually an annual junior paddling event. There is also an indoor social calendar of evening talks, quizzes, bring-your-own food buffets, and a 'Posh nosh' Christmas meal.
Coaching / Mentoring
Snowdonia Canoe Club is committed to encouraging safe and enjoyable paddling and whenever possible, will assist members in achieving the standard of paddling they are aiming for. Members are supported in achieving formal seamanship and coaching qualifications but friendly advice and informal mentoring is also on offer - just ask!
What we do
Snowdonia Canoe Club is a group of around 100 paddlers of all ages and experience, based in North Wales.
The club is affiliated to Canoe Wales and The Outdoor Partnership. Membership benefits include:
access to our numerous organised events - day paddles, evening paddles, pool sessions and longer trips.
We have third party insurance cover, produce regular newsletters and have a small amount of equipment for loan.