Stirling and Falkirk Canoe Club
Many thanks for your enquiry about Stirling & Falkirk Canoe Club. The club does not run specific sessions for beginners, however we do have 2 sessions a week that are open to anyone from first-timers to experts, at which coaches are available to assist with whatever is required. The first of these is on the Union Canal in Polmont, at Falkirk Community Trust's Action Outdoors centre. The second is at Bannockburn High School swimming pool.
Canoeing Or Kayaking? For those who are unsure, a canoe is generally an open boat in which you sit or kneel and use a paddle with only one blade (indian style). Kayaks are decked boats in which you sit and use a paddle with two blades (eskimo style). The club has a large range of boats including touring kayaks, sea kayaks, white water kayaks and open canoes. We also have fleets of slalom competition kayaks and polo kayaks. All club sessions (with the exception of swimming pool sessions due to space considerations) support canoes and kayaks, and equipment can be supplied for use. Members may also borrow club equipment for their own use, subject to a small charge for some items (notably sea kayaks, which have a £5 per day fee). The fee is waived if you are participating in an organised club event.