Welcome to Monklands Canoe Club. We are a white water kayak and canoe club based between  Glasgow and Coatbridge.

The club aims to promote and develop people in the sport of white water kayaking and canoeing. We have a range of facilities that will help you progress in the sport and have a large number of qualified coaches that can take you from a beginner to running some of the best rapids in the country. Have a look around our site and see what we have to offer.

Flat water coaching

Whether you are stepping in a boat for the first time or you are an experienced paddler that wants to improve your play boating skills the pool and Pinkston flat water sessions are an ideal place to do this. At each session we have a number of coaches or experienced paddlers that can help you improve your skills.

What’s even better is the club will offer you one FREE taster session to come along and try the club.

From March to mid September the club holds it's outdoor sessions at  Pinkston Watersports. These sessions start at 7pm and finish about 8.30pm. Head to the Introduction to flat water section of this site to find out what you need to bring with you.

From mid of September to mid March we begin our winter pool sessions which are held at The Time Capsule pool, in Coatbridge on a Wednesday evening.  We run 2 sessions.  The first from 7pm till 7.35 and the second from 7.40 till 8.15.

Pinkston White Water Course

Monklands Canoe club are regular users of the Pinkston Watersports facility in Glasgow. One of the advantages of this site is the access to their artificial White Water course.

The Artificial White-water Course is canoeing’s equivalent of an artificial ski slope. It takes a concrete channel 10 metres wide and pumps 7 tons of water a second down a short but exhilarating and challenging white-water ride.

The club will run sessions on a regular basis on a Tuesday from 1900 to 2030. All of this time the white water course will be running with the outflow available for warm-ups.

Club Trips

The club offers regular river trips that cater for all level. This means whether you are preparing for your first outing or a seasoned grade 4 boater we have something to offer you.

These trips happen at least twice a month during the Spring, Summer and Autumn. They happen less frequently in the winter but we still try get out as much as possible. During these trips we'll be able to provide all the required equipment, you'll get quality coaching to help you progress through the  grades and our trip leaders will help you navigate the river in a safe way.

Beginners trips generally take place on the first Sunday of each month, with the intermediate trips taking place on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Locations are set closer to the time of the event so keep your eyes peeled on the Facebook group.