DEVA Canoe Club is based at The Riverside Centre, Lower Park Road, Chester, CH4 7BB where we paddle on the River Dee and weir. From April until September we meet on Thursday evenings between 6 and 9 pm (light permitting). From October to March we meet on alternate Sunday afternoons, between 1 and 3pm. See our calendar of events for times and dates.
The Club wishes to extend an invitation to new paddlers to come and join in a few sessions as ‘guests’, before deciding whether to join the Club. This will give you the opportunity to sample ‘real’ canoeing, get free coaching, get advice on boats and equipment, and meet a lot of friendly people who are interested in canoeing. Under the terms of our Insurance, people are able to attend up to a maximum of three sessions as ‘guests’ after which they would be expected to become Members of the club.
The Club has a wide range of boats and equipment that it is prepared to let guests use in order to get started in the sport. There will be a charge per session of £5 for the use of the Centre and £2 for use of club equipment (Members pay £3 per session and the use of club equipment is free).
Equipment and Clothing
Boats, Paddles, Buoyancy Aids, Spray Decks and Helmets can be provided by the club, although we encourage people to bring their own if they have them.
You will require a Warm Top, Waterproof / Windproof Outer Layer, Trousers (not jeans!), Waterproof Over Trousers or a Wet/Dry Suit, Wet Suit Boots or Old Trainers. You will also need a towel and a full change of clothing for afterwards.