Tendring Canoe Club - Paddle-Ability | Disabled Advisor
Tendring Canoe Club - Paddle-Ability
Bath House Meadow, Walton on the Naze, CO14 8PZ

Tendring Canoe Club - Paddle-Ability


Tendring Canoe Club are the first club in Essex to achieve British Canoeing’s Top Club Paddle-Ability accreditation.

Paddle-Ability is a term and concept developed by the British Canoe Union to address the issue of participation in canoe sport and canoe recreation by disabled people.

The British Canoe Union promotes Canoeing for All and in support of that seeks to ensure that opportunities for participation in mainstream activities and events are available and accessible for disabled canoeists.

Traditionally, the majority of sports opportunities for disabled people have been based on medical models and classifications, and have tended to be segregated activities.

It is recognised and accepted that specific groups and events may sometimes be necessary to meet special needs.

Paddle-Ability, however, focuses on ability rather than disability and looks for the development of canoeing to provide integrated and mainstream opportunities for those who wish to participate. 

The club has BCU/UKCC qualified coaches who can provide training for the BCU Star Tests, Canoe Safety Test, Aquatic First Aid Courses,  Coach Training and Assessment Courses.
The club is run on a voluntary basis and all coaches and helpers give their time freely to promote the sport and to make it available to all.
During the warmer months the club meets either on the River Stour at Cattawade, Manningtree or in the sea. There are frequent river trips both locally, further afield, for the more advanced canoeist, both with Kayaks and Open canoes.
During the winter months there are Pool sessions at Walton Swimming Pool on most Saturday evenings, between 4:45pm and 6:45pm.    
These need to be pre-booked and are run as two sessions lasting approx 50 mins each.

All sessions must be pre-booked. 

Membership runs from October each year, (but you can apply to join at any time of the year).

 For membership enquiries or details please contact Martyn or Felicity at


Current membership fees are:

 Junior £7.50  Adult £15   Family £25 

 Members under the age of 18 years MUST be accompanied by a parent /guardian.


Regular group meeting times: 
Saturday evenings, between 4:45pm and 6:45pm
Pool sessions cost £5 per hour, See description for membership fees.
Easy access to open countryside
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