Welcome to Dereham Canoe Group. We are a friendly, family-oriented club and we offer a wide range of canoeing and kayaking activities

Our main paddling location is at Swanton Morley in the heart of Norfolk, where we run lessons and other events on the River Wensum in summer and can use the two weirs to practise skills on moving water. Between September and April, we hold monthly lessons at a local swimming pool. Training is provided by our Level 1, 2 and 3 British Canoeing qualified coaches.

We also hold trips on the Broads, on other rivers in East Anglia and even through the city of Norwich. We hold at least one white water trip on a river in winter or spring, as well as practice sessions at artificial white water courses.

Spooky Doo Paddle 2017

We plan to hold the annual night-time Spooky Doo paddle on Saturday 28th October 2017, paddling by the light of glowsticks, the moon and the flicker of will-o’-the-wisps through the trees.

Meet at Castle Farm starting at 6.30pm.  As it will be in the dark, all paddlers will need warm clothes and a windproof top. Only paddlers of One Star or Paddlepower Passport ability will be able to take kayaks out but others can go in open boats with a more experienced paddler.  Please be aware if you are borrowing club equipment there will be a charge of £2.00 per person.

There will be a BBQ and paddlers are welcome to bring their own food to be cooked.  We are looking for a non-paddler to keep an eye on the BBQ whilst everyone is on the water and to cook once everyone is off the water – please email Lynda if you can help.

There will be a pumpkin competition for the junior members (under 16s) and please feel free to wear fancy dress!