Axe Vale Canoe Club

Contact us at: info@axevalecc.co.uk

Affiliated to the British Canoeing & Quality Mark Accredited


New:   2017 Courses and Taster Sessions


Just click on the links or pictures below for more information on the course you are interested in. If you then want to ask any questions then please:

  • phone Chris on 07501 973648.
  • or contact us with your e-mail address, mobile phone number  and numbers of youths/adults interested.
    Click here to e-mail us
    (note this is just for information, not for Applications)

New Courses

  • Bookings open 6th March for the Introduction to Canoe and Kayak & Saturday Juniors Courses
  • Bookings open 6th March for the Open Day and a GoCanoeing Taster Sessions

How do I Progress?

Click below for more information on the Introductory Course and how it leads to the Club Standard Award and then progressing to
BCU 2-Star Award:



Starter Sessions


Courses open to the public

Introductory Courses - Dates announced.
Booking is CLOSED as courses have started:

Saturday Junior Academy - learn to kayak/canoe for 11-15 year olds.
Started Saturday 20th May 2017

Introduction to Canoe Course
leading to One Star BCU in Paddlesport for all ages (11 to 60+).
Started Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Introduction to  Kayak Courses
leading to One Star BCU in Paddlesport for all ages (11 to 60+).
1) Started Tuesday 23rd May 2017
2) Started Friday 26th May 2017



Want to try canoeing - why not come to a GoCanoeing Taster Session.

Saturday 6th May 2017
OPEN DAY - Try out kayaks or canoes at AVCC with 10-15 minutes on the water to see how you like it.
Anytime bewteen 14:30 - 16:30
(booking desirable).

Sunday 13th May 2017
Taster Session - come for a two hour paddle on the River Axe estuary. From 10:00 - 12:30
(Booking essential).


Taster Sessions for groups or schools. Spend some time with us paddling on the Axe estuary or sea. We can do evenings or some daytime slots. The number of sessions we can run each year is limited due to all the other activities, so make sure you ask early in the season.

Follow-on courses once you have joined the club


Canoe Improvers
(Club Standard & Two Star)
Click the picture for Info...


Kayak Improvers
(Club Standard & Two Star)
Click the picture for Info...

Swimming Pool Sessions

Sessions are held at the Flamingo Pool in Axminster on Friday  evenings, usually in October/November each year.
A warm environment in which to practice support stokes (avoiding capsizing) and rescues (in case you or someone else does).
See the Winter  Programme for details.


BC 3* Personal Skills

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Please ask the coaches/leaders about progression to BC 3* and how we can help you achieve this. BC 3* is split into several disciplines and you have to choose which 3* to undertake: Touring, Open Canoe, WW Kayak, Sea Kayak, Surf Kayak, etc. So please ask for advice.

Progressing beyond 3*:
Coaching and Leading (4*) Scheme.
The Club scheme described below is overseen by the Club Coaching panel and is designed to encourage members to become coaches and leaders for club events and courses.


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