COVID-19: Mercia Canoe Club is open for Club Members. (01 August 2020)
All Paddlers are required to record their arrival and departure from the club. Limited facilities are available. Sorry but we are currently not running visitor sessions.

Mercia Canoe Club welcomes all ages and abilities of paddler to our friendly club, based at Coventry Canal basin near the heart of Coventry. We are on Leicester Row at Location post code CV1 4LH.

Visitors are welcome to come along and try out canoeing during our Saturday afternoon open sessions. Please read the quick overview of what to bring and how the session is run. There is no need to book but it does help if you contact us.

We also run sessions for groups at times and days to suit you. Contact us for more information.

We have a wide range of open canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards available for a range of ages, sizes and abilities. We provide paddles, buoyancy aids and some waterproof clothing. There are open, stable kayaks for anyone to jump into, shorter more dynamic boats, as well as flat water touring and unstable racing kayaks.

Bring a towel and a change of clothes. If it’s windy or cool a waterproof jacket will keep you warm on the water. Changing rooms and a club room are available, as well as lockers to store your valuables.

You can pay and paddle per session as a visitor for a maximum of four sessions before we invite you to join the club for regular paddling.

Our coaches have national coaching, water safety and first aid qualifications and are able to develop your skills in a range of craft.

The British Canoeing Paddle Awards scheme provides the support and encouragement paddlers need to get out and go paddling. We can also get you ready for any higher awards or coaching course you may wish to start.

Mercia Canoe Club is the canoe section of the Coventry Canal Society.

Photo Credit Mark Radford