Activities shown in BLUE are our fun Flatwater activities. Activities shown in RED are our challenging Whitewater activities. Activities shown in PINK are our fun Social activities, off the water !

NEWTrips that are either new to CAP or are NEW to most of our current members …. ENJOY!

Join us in this CAP’s 16th Year and enjoy the varied programme of activities we have lined up for you!

The frequency between trips is a bit variable this year to fit in with the availability of our trip Leaders! But hopefully you’ll agree that we’re once again offering a varied and action packed programme of events. There will also be a programme of Social events added to the programme in due course,

 

JULY

Sun 07 -The River Wey. Let’s explore another section of Surrey’s River Wey. An easy paddle suitable for all levels, just enjoying life out on the water! CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW! 

 

Sat 20 - Barbie evening at Jo’s house in Crawley Down... Join us for a balmy summer’s evening of booze, Barbie and bad behaviour?? ???? You can rely on Jo to make it FUN evening! CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Sun 28 - NEW The River Adur. Ride the outgoing tide from Bramber through the rolling Sussex Downs and then eventually finish on the Beach at Shoreham. A little play-wave en route at our lunch stop, and then some time on the Beach, Kayaking and messing around in the sea. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

AUGUST

Weekend 31st July to 4th Aug - Summer Whitewater Weekend no 2. A trip with Adrian and Sarah. More Summer Whitewater paddling in North Wales, maybe the River Dee, maybe the Tryweryn but with the sun hopefully shining. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW THROUGH FACEBOOK - ONE PLACE STILL AVALIABLE

 

Sat 10 Aug - FOUNDATION SAFETY and RESCUE TRAINING Course  No 1. A One day course both on and particularly IN the Water. Normal public price circa £75 CAP subsidised price @ £30 General theory and planning. Safety. Rescue protocols,  Bank-based rescues. Coach a swimmer to shore. Rescue a swimmer with a rigid aid and with a throw line. Boat-based rescues. Rescue a swimmer from the water. Deep water rescue. Self rescue, All in rescue. CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED but we can waitlist ! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

 

Weekend 16th to 18th Aug - Lee Valley Weekend. Lots of varied waterborne fun. We’ll be camping on a lovely riverside “Wild camping site”. Maybe paddle at Lee Valley or be Coached and / or assessed on the challenging “Legacy Whitewater Course”. Perhaps join a CAP team for a couple of hours rafting the BIG Olympic Course, Great Fun! A moonlit barbie on Saturday evening, and then maybe a lovely flat water paddle, with some interesting drops and tunnels on the Sunday. Join us for a day or better still enjoy the whole wet and wonderful summer weekend with us. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Sat 31 Aug - FOUNDATION SAFETY and RESCUE TRAINING Course  No 2. A One day course both on and particularly IN the Water. Normal public price circa £75 CAP subsidised price @ £30 General theory and planning . Safety . Rescue protocols,  Bank-based rescues . Coach a swimmer to shore. Rescue a swimmer with a rigid aid and with a throw line.  Boat-based rescues.  Rescue a swimmer from the water. Deep water rescue. Self rescue,  All in rescue. Currently TWO places available !  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

 

SEPTEMBER

Fri 06 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilities. What better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Sun 08 - The River Thames, Abbey River and Chertsey Weir. After an initial paddle along the majestic Thames we head off along the narrower twisting Jungle like water that is the Abbey River. Watch out for hippos and crocodiles as we meander thru this lovely forgotten Jungle backwater. After about two hours, we’ll pop out above Chertsey Weir where those that dare can spend some time looping & blunting on the Weir’s pour-over, whilst others look on! CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Fri 20 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilities. What better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW! 

 

Sun 29 - NEW Join the Cap’s expedition thru Central London … Paddle the mighty Thames thru Central London, possibly starting opposite Canary Wharf, paddle under all the Bridges and past all the sites and finishing somewhere beyond Vauxhall, about 5 miles. What an experience! The Thames Barrier is closed on this day making for an easier paddle!  This will be a CAP trip we will NOT be taking part in the larger Charity 12 mile event being held on the same day. This trip is NOT suitable for raw beginners, check with us if interested, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

OCTOBER

Fri 04 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilities. What better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Sat 12 - CAP’s afternoon private hire of The Nene Whitewater Course 3.45pm 5.45pm Take your first steps onto moving water on this ever so friendly man made Whitewater Course near Northampton. Two hours to play, enjoy and improve your skills! Good preparation prior to our Beginner’s trip to The Brecon Beacon’s in late October!  CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Fri 18 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilities. What better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Fri 25th to Mon 28th - CAP’s Beginners Whitewater Weekend to the Beautiful Brecon Beacon’s. We will drive down Friday evening and then enjoy 2 – 3 days of Whitewater paddling on Brecon’s classic rivers. We all enjoyed the Brecon’s in March but with sadly no water, so we’re heading back to try and hit those lovely Rivers we had lined up for you .. The CAP family all hitting the Whitewater together, let’s get the Adrenalin pumping!  CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

NOVEMBER

Fri 01 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilities. What better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!!

 

Fri 15 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilities. What better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Sun 17 - The River Wandle. Help us explore this favourite Urban River, flowing nicely. Rocks, Shopping trolleys, bicycles, tunnels, limbo pipe, play-waves, a unique River to enjoy! CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Weekend Fri 29th Nov Sun 1st Dec - NEW The re-scheduled “Whitewater Safety and Rescue Training Course”. Two days on Dartmoor working around a Grade 3 River learning all about Whitewater Safety and Rescue ,Qualified coaches, BCU certificates. We’ll have 12 places available, priority to those from postponed Course but then still a few places to spare, SAFETY FIRST. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

DECEMBER

Fri 06 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilitiesWhat better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!.

 

Sat 14 - Join us for CAP’s Xmas Dinner. A fun evening, of food, drink and Xmas merriment! CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

Fri 20 - CAP Kayaking Indoor Pool Session Croydon - All abilitiesWhat better way to learn to kayak or develop your skills, than in the comfort of a warm pool. Come and Join us at CAP's Indoor Pool Kayaking Session. Spaces are limited to 20 places and fill up fast. £7 for members, £10 for non members. Cash payable on the evening. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW! 

 

Sun 29 - CAP’s short End of Year paddle, blow away Xmas cobwebs then a hot tottie in the Pub! MORE INFORMATION TO BE RELEASED CLOSER TO THE DATE!

 

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LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020!!

JANUARY 2020

Weekend Fri 31 Jan – Mon 03 February. Just announced ! CAP’s Intermediate Whitewater Weekend. Probably in Wales. If enough people are up for this then we’ll run two days (Sat & Sun) of Intermediate paddling Grade 3 – 4 and then on the Monday a smaller group hitting more advanced Grade 4 + 

 

MARCH 2020

Weekend Fri 13 – Sun 15 March. CAP’s Whitewater Weekend on DartmoorJust announced ! Two days of Whitewater paddling, open to those just progressing onto Whitewater and others of you  with somewhat more experience, an all in CAP weekend. Depending on numbers we may split into differing ability groups or all paddle the same rivers.  Subject to water levels yet another of CAP’s usual great fun weekends !

 

APRIL 2020

EXTENDED TRIP Approx  10 - 18 April  date subject to confirmation !  Just Confirmed ! CAP’s Scottish invasion.  Och aye the noo , we’re off to the Scottish HighlandsA mixed programme, Grade 4 – 5 for a few, Grade 2/3/4 / Loch paddling etc. Within reason a mixed programme arranged around what YOU want to do!

 

On some trips we will need to set minimum criteria for paddler’s abilities and numbers may need to be limited! Some of the flatwater trips may not have a qualified coach in attendance and on others the coaches may be acting above their official coaching remit. Safety will however always remain our number one priority but followed by motivation, encouragement, progression and generally having fun!

I do hope that you’ll be impressed with our programme and want to take part in lots of the trips !

We always like to see our established members out on trips but in addition this year we’ve welcomed lots of newcomers, it’s been great to meet them all and we’re hoping to see them continuing their Kayaking with us and building their skills, confidence, competence and indeed their love of CAP ????   ! 


I look forward to meeting up with you all during our 2019-2020  CAP Years of activity !   Mike   

Newcomers are very welcome to join us for up to three trips as a non-member. We hope that by then you will have caught the kayaking bug (not literally!) and be ready to join up and paddle as many rivers as you can. But that’s also when our insurance requires you to be a member to stay covered.

Our membership fee is £40 per year for an adult, £80 per year for a couple and £80 per year for a family of up to two adults and two children under 16. This (and the trip fees) helps us store, fix or replace our boats, paddles, spray decks, buoyancy aids and cags, so that we can keep everyone comfortable on the water. It also covers our insurance and affiliation to British Canoeing (our governing body). Members pay lower rates for pool sessions and day trips.

We invite newcomers to try out their first pool session for £5, to see if they like it. After that, they’re £7 for members, £10 for non-members and £5 for children. This goes towards paying for the hire of the pool and the lifeguards who, along with our coaches, help to keep everyone safe and having fun.

Normally our day river trips are £5 for members, £10 for non-members and it’s an extra £5 if you’re hiring a club boat and kit. Occasionally we hire a man-made whitewater course, so people can practice their moves, or there’s an extra licence fee to use a particular river, but we let everyone know these things in advance, so they can choose whether to come along.

Our weekends away generally cost £50-£60 per person plus a share of the petrol costs. We try to fit everyone into as few cars as we can. Not only is it green, but it keeps the costs down. The weekend costs cover our stay in a bunkhouse, breakfasts and normally one evening meal. We usually try out a local pub for the other night.

 

Do you like being out in the fresh air? Fancy messing about on some rivers? Croydon Active Paddlers could be the club for you!

We're a friendly group who go canoe and kayak paddling in and around our beautiful capital city and further afield. We are both a canoeing and a kayaking club, and we have quite a fleet of kayaks available for members to try.

For those who're new to the sport and want a gentle introduction, we hold approximately 20 pool sessions each year at the indoor New Addington Leisure Centre pool in Croydon. You can try paddling in a warm swimming pool, with qualified lifeguards and coaches providing safety and help. The pool sessions are also a really good way for those wanting to practice more advanced skills and we often stop for a meal and a chat afterwards in a local pub.

Once beginners have the hang of basic paddling skills we encourage everyone to join us on suitable day trips to build up skills and confidence on different types of water, as well as getting out to enjoy the scenery. We typically venture out onto local rivers once or twice a month to paddle mainly flatwater rivers like the river Wey, Medway, Loddon, Mole which are all around an hours’ drive from Croydon, and we spend 3-5 hours paddling before driving home.

If you're up for something a little more challenging, we also host white water trips for beginner, intermediate, and experienced paddlers, led by our coaching team. Wales and Dartmoor are typically the venues for this, and we organize accommodation which is generally a rural ‘bunkhouse’ with some meals catered for, and some taken in local hostelries.

We welcome couples, singles and families to come along and have some fun, and we can also support your training towards the various BCU awards.

If CAP could be the canoe club or kayak club for you, check out the events page for details of upcoming trips and get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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