Exmoor Canoe Club


Welcome to the Exmoor Canoe Club!

We’re a friendly club run by volunteers and affiliated with British Canoeing. Our members consist of white water & sea kayakers, tourers, canoeists and the occasional Sit-On-Top & SUPer. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned paddler, we hope you’ll find a place in our club.

Read on for all you should need to know to get the most out of your membership: what we do, where we meet, and how to go about hiring kit and accessing our sessions, plus lots more useful information…

Joining Exmoor Canoe Club has been an incredible experience. The community is welcoming, and the paddling sessions are always fun and well-organized.” – Jane Doe

ECC runs trips all year round – check the ECC website & calendar, Facebook and your inbox for details of what’s going on. Recent highlights include many sea and river trips catering to a range of abilities, including overnight trips to the Scilly Iles, Dartmoor, our autumn Salty Weekend for sea kayak and surf and our annual Lake District White Water weekend in February.

An email will go out to all members about any club trips being offered. If people sign up to the trip – either by emailing the club or contacting the coach – they will usually get added to a WhatsApp group for that trip, with a summary of the trip details.

Membership cards

To show you’re a current ECC member whilst visiting Wimbleball Lake outside of club sessions, please display your membership card on your dashboard. Your card will be available for collection at a pool or lake session – ask to speak to one of the committee when you arrive.

Lake access

Your ECC Membership (and card) gives you access to Wimbleball Lake outside of our normal club activities, but during normal Lake opening hours.

Autumn Play Wave

Through the Autumn, we meet on Wednesday evenings on the small play wave on the River Exe (parking at Mason Kings in Exebridge). With adult and junior sessions, this is a great opportunity to build confidence on moving water, or practice skills on the wave.

Winter Pool Sessions

Through the winter, we hire some Wednesday evenings at the Butlins swimming pool in Minehead, to practice our paddle skills in the warm, with fellow ECC paddlers on hand to offer advice.

Kit Hire

Club equipment (including kayaks, canoes, kayaks, SUPs and associated kit – paddles, spray deck, buoyancy aid etc), is available for members to use on organised club trips and to hire for personal use.

Peer Paddles

…are usually posted by individuals on FB. When these are organised they are separate to the club calendar and as such are not covered by our BC Insurance.

Coaches and Trip Leaders:

We’re always enormously grateful to any coaches and qualified leaders willing to offer any club trips, or help out with club sessions.


We’re a social bunch, so there will usually be a pub visit or a bevvy at the end of any trip or session, and if you haven’t already done so, please come along and introduce yourself on a club night.

We look forward to seeing you on the water!

New Members

For new member enquires please contact the club secretary via email or complete the membership form below.

Benefits of Membership:

Access to club-owned canoes, kayaks, and safety equipment

Regular training sessions and coaching

Participation in social paddling events and competitions

Discounts on gear and partner services

Networking opportunities within the paddling community

Membership Fees

Adult membership: £30 (+ £2 for non British Canoeing members)
Junior membership: £15 (+ £2 for non British Canoeing members)
Family membership: £60 (+ £2 each for non British Canoeing members)
The membership year runs 1st April to 31st March.

GoCardless Payments

Whilst the option to pay your membership by bank transfer will still be available once you have joined, all future transactions will be through GoCardless, this includes kit hire, coached trips and club sessions.
Please complete the direct debit mandate Below:
For club trips & social paddling, please check us out on facebook