Wensum Ospreys Canoe Club

How to get started

As with any new sport, to get started you need some basic equipment and someone to show you the ropes. There's no better place to find these than our canoe club. We provide a safe, fun and friendly environment in which to learn and we have equipment you can use and qualified instructors to help you get to grips with the fundamental skills. Our club is also great for meeting like minded people. We organise river trips and occasionally special 'come and try it' sessions for newcomers. The best way to find out more is to contact us by email or talk to one of our members.

Our trip to Derbyshire in  was very interesting  . . .  . See the pictures page

See the Christmas Paddle page for more pictures

Book now for this years trip

We have lots going on both on the water and off the water. Look down the list below and contact us to enquire about any of the events.

Most events are free and open to all ability of paddlers




More paddling and indoor events

March Pool session

March 16th Last session of the winter season.

Derbyshire trip April 12th—14th

We are off for a weekend paddling in the beautiful peak district. Staying in a nice bunkhouse with food taken in the next door public house. This promises to be an enjoyable weekend away. Enquire now and book a space. See the Derbyshire page for pictures of the last trip. (it will be warmer this year)

Sunday Fun 28th April

We are holding a fun paddling session in the harbour at Wells. Lots of fun and games with a little education thrown in for good measure. All welcome to this free event but places must be booked..


Our series of river sessions start on Tuesday 30th April and run for 5 weeks. We paddle on the River Wensum at Fakenham. Paddlers are divided into equal ability groups and will be guided through the PaddlePower program.

The sessions are open to everyone and cost £25.00 (plus  annual membership fees) all kit included.

See our River Session page for more info  River Sessions

Sunday Trip May 12th

We are planning a new trip. Paddling from Burnham Overy Staithe through Norton creek to Brancaster. This promises to be a lovely trip with a picnic lunch on top of the tide. Open to all members.

May Camping

For the end of May bank Holiday we are camping for the weekend at Houghton Mill Huntingdon.

The weekend includes paddling, fun and games and a communal BBQ. This site gets booked up very quickly so please book now.

Cardboard boats and ducks. June 2nd

We are teaming up with Active Fakenham to put on a Cardboard boat race. Followed by a traditional Duck Race. Build yourself a boat using only cardboard and sticky tape then race it on the river for a prize. This promises to be a fun day messing about on the river.

Come and Try


June 8th and 15th

Come and try our wonderful sport at a friendly introduction session. We are running two Saturday afternoon sessions open for anyone to come along and have a go at paddling.  You must book a place in advance and we will send you details of what to expect from the session and what to bring with you. We will supply all the boats and equipment. The sessions are on Saturday June 8th and Saturday June 15th. We only ask for a donation to club funds (any donation will be put towards your annual membership if you decide to join our club.

Click here to contact us


Norfolk Super Heroes paddle June 22nd

We are assisting with the fantastic Norfolk Supper Heroes swim and kayak events again this year. We need confident paddlers to escort almost 200 swimmers down the channel at Burnham Overy Staithe.

July 20-21

A bit of Wild Camping at Salhouse on the Norfolk Broads. Join us for a camping weekend with minimal kit. To include two lovely short paddling trips on the wonderfull Norfolk Broads

Summer Tuesdays

Once again this year we will have a full programme of paddling trips on Tuesday evenings around the county—normally followed by fish and chips. These are a self catering paddle at a different venue each week.

Wells Carnival Raft Race

We will be entering more rafts this year in the Wells Carnival Raft Race—Start thinking now for your raft design.  See the Raft Race page for pictures from previous events

August Bank Holiday

Camping and canoeing on the outskirts of Cambridge on our exclusive campsite. Great fun for all the family.

Symonds Yat

We will return for our annual end of season paddling weekend to the bunkhouse at the Old Ferrie inn at Symonds Yat. Another great weekend of paddling, fun and laughter with the occasional suprise activity.

See the  Symonds Yat page for pictures and info.

Click below for more pages

Home page

Club Story


River Sessions

Pool sessions

Who`s Who

Code of Conduct



Past Events

Click links below for picture pages


Christmas Paddle

Raft race


Symonds Yat

Houghton Mill

Open Boats