We love it when we can get new people paddling!
EEKCC is a very friendly club and we have a big range of ages and abilities. Our members paddle kayaks, canoes and sea kayaks. We paddle on local rivers and lochs as well as on the sea. We often have weekends away to get to more remote spots. Whether you are a complete beginner who has never paddled before or you are an old hand, we’d love to meet you. We are affiliated to the Scottish Canoe Association (affiliation number 6096) and are a child protection aware club – we abide by the SCA guidelines for the protection of children.
We have a selection of kit that members can use if they don’t have their own – this is very useful for those just starting out. We can kit you out with just about everything you need apart from footwear and a wet suit. We even have a range of boats! Our team of friendly coaches will make you feel at home on the water in no time.
In the summer months (May to early September) we have our regular Friday night sessions at Strathclyde Loch near Hamilton where we can paddle on the loch or the river Clyde. The rest of the year finds us in the warmer climes of the Water Palace in Hamilton. If you’d like to come along, we start paddling at 19:30 and in winter the pool starts at 20:30. Do let us know you’re coming along so we can make you welcome! You are welcome to participate in 3 loch or pool sessions before you have to join. We use MemberMojo to manage our membership. You can pay your subscription by PayPal or BACS. See Join Us for more information.
Club members get full access to our forum where there is lots of chat and it’s the place to find out about our upcoming paddles and events!
Apart from just paddling for fun, we also have an active team of coaches who run regular coaching sessions, courses and assessments. We don’t just do stuff on the water as there is a social side to club life too – BBQs, trips to the climbing wall and mountain bike trips are just some of the other things we’ve been up to.
Isn’t it about time you joined EEKCC?