(we love canoeing)

Based in Darley Abbey in Derby, we have a state of the art club house on the banks of the beautiful river Derwent. We have a large number of club members who regularly participate in nearly all forms of canoeing.

New members of all abilities (novice to expert) and of all ages (kids, teenagers, families) are all welcome. We are able to provide equipment, coaching, and other like minded canoers to ultimately have as much fun as possible.

We are a none profit charity run by club volunteers and affiliated with the British Canoeing governing body.


  • Camping Trips
  • Canadian/Open Canoeing
  • Freestyle
  • Polo
  • Pool Sessions
  • River Trips
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Slalom Canoeing
  • Social Events
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)
  • White-water Paddling

Paddle Power

We are a British Canoeing affiliated club, and run Paddlepower courses for under-16s. You can find more about Paddlepower at British Canoeing: Paddlepower. For information about our courses, contact  paddlepower@midlandcanoeclub.com.

Contact Us

You are welcome to email us for any further information, or just visit us on a Thursday evening and have a friendly chat.

For general enquiries:  enquiries@midlandcanoeclub.com

For membership enquiries:  membership@midlandcanoeclub.com

For Paddlepower enquiries:  paddlepower@midlandcanoeclub.com

Wednesday Evenings

Pool Sessions

The club runs kayak sessions in Derby (Queens Leisure Center) swimming pool through the winter. Starting in October and running up until Easter. The sessions run from 7:30pm until 9:00pm

Non members are welcome to come for a 1h taster session, and then up to 3 additional guest sessions of 30min. For pricing details, see the Price Guide. Space is limited so online bookings from week to week can be made to ensure a place.

On-line Pool Bookings

Thursday Evenings

The club house is busy most days of the week all year around. Every Thursday evening the club is open to guests and new members to come and see what we do.

Thursday night Taster Sessions for new members and guests run every other week throughout the summer during British Summer Time. We have changing rooms with hot showers, and all equipment apart from a dry set of clothes can be provided. Space is limited so online bookings must be made to ensure a place.

For pricing details, see the Price Guide.

On-line Taster Session Bookings


The Price Guide includes the cost of membership and how much it costs to hire club equipment. There are links to the online membership forms, the equipment hire form, and online booking for club trips in the Price Guide.

For membership enquiries:  membership@midlandcanoeclub.com

Price Guide

Clubhouse Location

The clubhouse is reached by a private lane along the west side of the river. The lane starts where Old Lane in Darley Abbey meets the toll bridge. The clubhouse is marked on OpenStreetMap