august, 2019

07aug11:30 am3:30 amCanoeing near Norwich - 7th August 2019A Beautiful Day on the Water11:30 am - 3:30 am Norwich Canoe Club, Whitlingham Boathouse, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse Newton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8TREvent Type :Canoeing


(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 3:30 am


Norwich Canoe Club

Whitlingham Boathouse, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse Newton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8TR


Event Details

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Brand New Canoeing Event near Norwich
Wednesday 7th August 2019
A Beautiful Day on the Water!


We are pleased to announce our August date on the waters of the River Yare or Little Whitlingham Broad – or maybe both ‘cos the Clubhouse is between them – with Tim and the crew at the Norwich Canoe Club. The club is situated just past the village of Trowse on the borders of Norwich and we’ll be there on:

Wednesday 7th August 2019
We’ll meet at 11.30am at the Clubhouse for a briefing and kit-up; and kick-off at approx. 12 noon. We will have a session on the water, then a short break for lunch (please remember to bring your sandwiches!) and then for those that are up for it, another session out on the water. So we’ll go through until approx. 3/3.30pm.

The sessions will consist of three opportunities – using either an open (Canadian) canoe a twin hull Katacanu or a Kayak. You might even try all three!

For those who are more confident and perhaps with some experience, the single seater kayaks are a preferred option. But for complete beginners, or those who feel they need a bit more support we recommend the open canoe. And, for even more security the Katacanu is two hulls lashed together to form a catamaran – a very stable craft!

This event is available to everyone, whether you have canoed before or not. Absolute beginners are very welcome. And you might start with the Katacanu or Canadian, and graduate to the Kayak, but this will be at the discretion of the instructors on the day.

Of course, there will be instructors and/or recovery crew in safety boats throughout the activities.

While there is NO hoist available, don’t worry! There is plenty of assistance on hand for getting in and out of the craft.

Life-jackets will be provided, and the usual wardrobe is T-shirt, shorts or trackie bottoms and canvas shoes or trainers. But you should bring a change of clothes. Even if you don’t go in, you may still get very wet!

Full address is:

The Norwich Canoe Club,
Whitlingham Boathouse,
Whitlingham Lane,
Trowse Newton,
Norfolk NR14 8TR.

Details of the location and directions can be found by visiting the website of Norwich Canoe Club

The Centre is wheelchair accessible throughout, including loos and changing rooms, and there’s a lift from the ground floor to the first floor clubhouse and facilities.

Moreover, to accommodate Sportability, the Club is allowing parking on the grass right in front of the Clubhouse. So when driving in just follow the lane past the ski club and the old boathouse and take the track to the Canoe Club (also signed for The Outdoor Education Centre). Where we’ll be waiting for you!

Please put this date into your diary:

Wednesday 7th August 2019. Meet at 11.30am for an 12 noon start.

Don’t Miss Out – Book Your Place Now!

We’d love to see you there. And you might just surprise yourself! If you’d like to join us please contact Valerie or Ann on 020 8959 0089 or email

We hope to see you there!

Best Wishes

The Sportability Team

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