Christmas Prize Draw

Kingfisher Canoe Club have had to move site and are raising funds to build a new club hut. In addition to a cash prize, several kind sponsors have donated prizes to help us reach our goal. We would be very grateful if you could please support us through our Christmas Prize Draw, to be drawn on 22nd December at 10.15am at Abingdon Lock.

Fantastic prizes include:

£100 Cash Prize
Miele Complete C3 Powerline Vacuum Cleaner – kindly donated by Miele
School of Rock London Show Tickets – kindly donated by Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber
Newbury Races Premier Enclosure Tickets – kindly donated by Newbury Race Course
Meal for 2 with Wine – kindly donated by The Cherry Tree, Steventon
£15 Voucher – kindly donated by Limoncello, Abingdon
2 Bottles of Wine – kindly donated by The King’s Head and Bell, Abingdon
Free Bike Check – kindly donated by Behind Bars, Abingdon

Please contact with any queries.

Help us build a New Home

After a three-year search looking at sites along both banks of the Abingdon stretch of the River Thames we have finally located and had plaaning permission granted to build a timber frame canoe storage and changing facilities for the club on Abingdon Lock Island.

With this hurdle completed we are now finalising plans for construction.

Although the club has the funds required to start construction we will require additional to complete the works. To this end we are seeking oportunities to apply for grants and asking for individual donations.

If you are able to support us our online fundraising page is now live here:

Introduction Course for Kayaking & Canoeing


This course is designed to introduce novices to a range of skills and knowledge required to begin kayaking and canoeing. The sessions will cover safety, paddle strokes, equipment, capsizing etc.


Abingdon Lock. Parking by driving up lane next to Rye meadow car park (towards kingfisher barn, but take left fork in road)


Tuesdays OR Thursdays for 6 weeks 14th or 16th May 2019 to 18th 0r 20th June. Working towards BC discover award.


6:15 to 9:00 pm approx.


 Should be 18 years or over and be able to swim 50 metres in your clothes.


Boat, paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet and spray deck will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own if you have this equipment.


To paddle in: Neoprene shoes/wet-suit boots (not bulky trainers!), lightweight windproof jacket, tracksuit or thermal trousers (or shorts if warm). Thermal t-shirt, woolly jumper or fleece. YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GET WET IN THESE CLOTHES. Towel and change of clothes.


Minimal – We work from the riverbank, but we do have access to a toilet. There are no changing facilities, so it is best to arrive changed for the river, with your dry kit in a bag.


David Mattingly– UKCC L2 Coach. Louise Royle – UKCC L3 Coach.


£120. This includes membership of KCC until Dec 2019.


Contact Louise Royle to reserve a place. Spaces allocated on first come first reserved basis.

e-mail: 01235 847528