enquiries contact: membership@edgepaddling.com

Run by volunteers, Edge is a canoe and kayak club for everyone.

Based in the west of London,on the bank of the Thames, Edge is a friendly and active Kayak and Canoe club. We support anyone over 18 in the West London area who is keen to get out on the river and have a complement of experienced coaches and trip leaders who are ready to help new beginners and to develop the skills of more experienced paddlers. What we ensure is diversity of club members, coaches and canoeing experiences, so everyone has a place in our club. Which means you can progress with your own paddling ambitions feeling comfortable and confident.

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During the summer months we have weekly club paddles on the Thames

Between April and September we have a regular Wednesday club night that is free to members. Meeting at our base at Kew Bridge at 6:30pm we aim to be on the water before 7pm.  Depending upon the tide we then paddle either upstream towards Richmond or downstream towards Hammersmith.  The evenings are varied and may include skills development (often held upstream at the entrance to the Grand Union Canal) or longer paddling journeys in Sea Kayaks.  We normally get off the water before 9pm and then have a social  drink in a local pub. Guests are welcome to join us (£15 fee - refundable if you then join), but should contact us via membership@edgepaddling.com beforehand to ensure the tides and flow are suitable for beginners.

Next 5 events arranged by Edge

Date/Time Event
9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Club pool evening - Gurnell Leisure Centre
Gurnell Leisure Centre, East Ealing
9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Club pool evening - Gurnell Leisure Centre
Gurnell Leisure Centre, East Ealing
27/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
All Day
Club white water trip - South Wales
Kew Bridge Arches, Brentford
9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Club pool evening - Gurnell Leisure Centre
Gurnell Leisure Centre, East Ealing
9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Club pool evening - Gurnell Leisure Centre
Gurnell Leisure Centre, East Ealing

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Featured Event - Canoe whitewater weekend

Canoe whitewater weekend river Dart 12-14th Oct

2 days coached paddling on low grade whitewater. Canoes outfitted for whitewater will be provided.
Who for: Paddlers need to be competent paddling solo on flat water. Need to have 2*& FSRT. No need to have canoe whitewater experience.

Places available: 6

Cost: coaching+ canoes : £105-£135 (dependent on numbers)
Accommodation cost: Likely £20-£45 for 2 nights depending if I book camping or bunkhouse.
Let Thomas H know if you want to go.

and in the winter regular pool sessions

Between October and April we have a regular Tuesday evening pool session at Isleworth Leisure Centre (important - Sep 2018, due to refurbishment of the Isleworth centre, we are currently sharing pool sessions with Chiswick Pier Canoe club at the Gurnell Centre on a Thursday evening).  These sessions are perfect for newcomers to kayaking and for the more experienced to develop skills such as Eskimo rolls.  These sessions are run between 9pm and 10:15pm costing £5 to members and £8 to guests.  If you want to join us, just tell reception you are kayaking, change (swimwear and tee-shirt), and come through to the pool after 8:45pm and you'l see us at the edge of the pool.

Membership benefits

Members of Edge enjoy:

  • Wednesday evening Club paddles between April & September are free
  • Pool Sessions from October till April at reduced cost
  • Discounted rate on Edge weekend Meet-up Paddles
  • Discounted BCU 1 Star & 2 Star courses & assessments
  • Discounted FSRT courses
  • Club Independent paddler level can organise “mates” paddles
  • Active sea kayaking programme throughout the summer months
  • Active white water programme throughout the winter months
  • Discounts with local watersport goods supplier

Any queries, feel free to contact the Membership Secretary: membership@edgepaddling.com

How do I join?

Any queries, feel free to contact the Membership Secretary: membership@edgepaddling.com

£96 Adults

Download the Edge membership form.

Can’t commit but want to go on trips: If you fancy going on trips and not club nights then membership can still work for you. To discuss what you want to get out of your ideal canoeing club do get in touch!

We have a very active group of white water paddlers

The club has a good complement of White Water Kayaks and arrange training and trips throughout the year.  During the winter these tend to be weekend trips to South and North Wales, Devon and occasionally Scotland. During the summer months, trips tend to be to North Wales to the dam release Trywellyn or further afield to sunny Spain.  Throughout the year we also arrange training and mates paddles at the man made facility at Lee Valley.

Can I try a session?

Yes - you can come along to any of our club sessions (pool - £8, Thames - £15 or Canal - £15) and pay a one off fee.  Just get in touch first via membership@edgepaddling.com so we can check the session is suitable (ie...Thames tides and flow ok, suitable coaches available etc.).  

Excluding the pool sessions, you can attend a maximum of 3 ad-hoc sessions, and if you join after a session you will get your session fee refunded (max £15).

and lots of keen Sea Kayakers

The club has a number of Sea Kayaks and we arrange regular paddles on the Thames and South Coast.

Where to find us

Kew Bridge base:

Summer Sessions - April - Oct
Club night - Wednesdays: 6:30-9:30pm

Based just underneath Kew Bridge, with nearby on street parking, our club has a wide range of boats for all sizes, ages and abilities.

Unit 5, Kew Bridge Arches, Strand on the Green, Chiswick, London W4 3NG

Brentford Lock base:

All Year
Club skill sessions - Monday 6pm - 8pm (check on Facebook Group)

Brentford Finger Dock (behind the Holiday Inn),
off Commerce Road,

Winter Sessions - October - April
Club night (shared with Chiswick Pier Canoe Club) - Thursdays: 9:00-10:15pm