Hampton Canoe Club is a social paddling club based on a beautiful part of the Thames opposite The Bell Inn, Hampton. 
With the emphasis on social paddling, groups of paddlers go out every weekend and Wednesday evenings in the summer. These are local paddles as well as trips further afield. New members are always welcome and we have regular Improver sessions throughout the main season to support new paddlers. 

Hampton Canoe Club is run by and for its members on an entirely voluntary basis.

Kayaking Courses

Each year we offer a series of Kayaking courses throughout the Spring and Summer for non members. These courses provide you with the essential skills to become a basic adult paddler and is the required minimum standard if you're planning to join the club. You will also receive the British Canoeing Paddle Discover qualification. Please see the courses page for dates.

Improver Sessions

Before joining the club, non-Members can join a number of Improver sessions on completion of one of our courses or assessment by a coach.

Activities and Facilities for Members


Club Equipment

Members can use club boats, buoyancy aids and paddles as many time as they want. The Club has Kayaks of varying stability. We also have a number of Canoes and SUPs.

Courses and Improver Sessions

Courses are arranged from time to time to maintain and develop member's skills. Regular Improver sessions are also held for new members. These are short easy paddles aimed at building confidence and stamina.

Social Paddling

Local paddles generally take place every Wednesday evening and Saturday with impromptu paddles arranged throughout the week between members.

Social Events

Throughout the year we arrange a number of social events including our 'Fun' Regatta, Hare and Hounds race series, Christmas Lunch and barbeques


Frequent day trips are arranged to our local waterways along with longer overnight trips to further flung places.

Annual Holiday

In recent years we have had trips to Sardinia, Scotland, Brittany, Milos and Croatia

People paddle at their own risk. Canoeing and kayaking are risk sports, involuntary capsizes are routine; other injuries and accidents are possible.



The club is now open to new members.