Who we are, what we do and where we meet
BADCC is known locally as a social canoe club where all are welcome to learn, develop and experience open canoe and kayaking to whatever level you want. We take part in a wide range of paddling sports and have a great group of British Canoeing qualified coaches.
The club has two "homes". These are our Club House at Colt Hill which is on the Basingstoke Canal near Odiham and the QMC Sports Centre Swimming Pool, Basingstoke. Our main Club night is Wednesday evening and is either at Colt Hill (summer) or QMC (winter).
Look at our club sessions page to find out more.
Access to Local Rivers and Canals
A brief reminder that a licence is required for most local rivers and canals: this includes the Basingstoke Canal. See requirements below for local waterways
Pool Sessions held at Queen Marys College (QMC) - Spring 2023
This is the Wednesday evening pool programme for Spring 2023. This season it includes a mixture of Open Sessions and Courses. We strive to have coaches available on the 7:15, 7:45 and 8:15 Open sessions.
Please check the programme regularly - things may change slightly as the season progresses
Colt Hill Saturdays
Saturday Canal Sessions - 9:30am - 12:30pm
There are paddling sessions for Club Members at Colt Hill on many Saturday mornings (depending on availability of Club Coaches and Volunteers.) These sessions can include led paddles and coaching and the possibility of individual tuition. The Boat Store will be open for loan of Club kit between 09:30 and 10:00 (bringing kit back between 12:00 and 12:30)
BADCC River Dart Trip 2023 - FULLY BOOKED
10th to 12th February 2023
This trip is now fully booked. If you were hoping to come and have not yet signed up please contact the trip organiser.
This paddle is the highlight of the Club white water season. A gem of a river, the Dart has something for everyone. The “Loop” is a high value red paddle, with a number of Grade 3 rapids (all of which can be portaged) and plenty of play spots. The Lower is less difficult, often considered a warm-up for the Loop, but a nice paddle in its own right. The Upper is a continuous grade 4 paddle and for experienced grade 4 white water paddlers only.