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 (Covid update - currently Mon & Fri at the Canal, Wed on 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 on Mondays and Friday at the Canal (£20 per session), but should book via our Facebook group beforehand.

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and regular pool sessions (September-March)

We have a regular evening pool session at Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre for Club members.  These sessions are perfect for newcomers to kayaking and for the more experienced to develop skills such as Eskimo rolls.  Sessions are limited to 15 kayaks - there will be a Meetup post each week to reserve a slot.  Non-members welcome.

Membership benefits

Members of Edge enjoy:

  • Wednesday evening Club paddles between April & September are free (Covid update - currently Mon &Fri evenings at the Canal/River Brent, Wed evening on the Thames from Kew Bridge)
  • Pool Sessions at £7 per session (Covid update - currently suspended, resuming Sept 21)
  • Discounted rate on Edge weekend Meet-up Paddles
  • Discounted BCU 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:

How do I join?

Complete our Membership Application Form.

Any queries, feel free to contact the Membership Secretary:

£120 Adults

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 - On club paddles at the canal (Mon & Fri evenings) we often have spaces for newcomers to kayaking and/or the Club.  These spaces are arranged via Meetup here. (with the current Covid situation, non-member spaces are arranged via our Facebook Group).  The fee per paddle is £20.

You can attend a maximum of 3 sessions as a non-member.

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 (starting 31st March 2021)

Due to Covid restrictions, places must be pre-booked via our FB group

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:

April - Oct 2021 (currently Mon & Fri evns - check on Facebook Group for availability)

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

All year.
Club night - Thursdays: 8-9pm (cancelled), book and pay via Meetup