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.

Pool Sessions

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.

From 12th October the club starts its pool session at The Time Capsule in Coatbridge. we will return to our flat water sessions  at  Pinkston Watersports in early spring. The pool sessions start at 7pm and finish about 8pm. Head to the Introduction to flat water section of this site to find out what you need to bring with you.

 

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.

In the Spring, Summer and Autumn the club will run sessions 3 sessions a month. One of these sessions is coached and is suitable for members that are looking to progress their white water skills. The other 2 sessions are supported and open sessions are require paddlers to meet a set standard before attending. These sessions run 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.

In the winter we only run 2 open sessions between the times of 19.30 to 20.30.

For more information see the Pinkston Watersports section of our site or see our calendar for all the session dates.

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.