Welcome to HPPCC!

At Holme Pierrepont Canoe Club you will find a warm welcome and a group of paddlers who are ready to help and inspire you. Whether it is getting started, learning the latest freestyle moves, serious training for competitions or cruising the waterways in an open boat or kayak, there will be something for you.

HPPCC is based mainly around the facilities of the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham. It is a very active club with a large membership.

We are affiliated to British Canoeing within the East Midlands Region.

We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered Charity Number 1162096

Resuming paddling at the club

UPDATED – 28/10/20:
Following the announcement that Nottingham City and parts of Nottinghamshire are moving into Tier 3 we wanted to let you know what the club will be doing and the precautions that we will be taking.

The Government advice is that outdoor socially distanced sports can continue as long as ‘the rule of 6’ and safety protocols are followed, and so we will be trying to maintain paddling for as long as possible, running a number activities, available to pre-book online only.

Guidance for club members:
Please don’t travel to the club if you are from an area outside the Tier 3. The Government advice is clear that people should not travel into Tier 3 areas unless it is essential. If you are in Tier 3 then you can continue to attend club sessions which will still need to be pre-booked.

Please now wear a face mask when entering the club compound and around the club area. Do not wear a mask on the water.

Please make sure that all hard kit (Boats, paddles etc) are sprayed with disinfectant after use.

Please make sure that all soft kit (BA’s spraydecks etc) are hung in the quarantine cage after use so that they can be aired for 72 hours.

When booking your session please check the start time and make sure that you arrive in good time. Those wanting kit should arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the session.

Please note the club has NO access to the following:

  • Indoor Showers – an outdoor shower is available
  • The Whitewater course or backchannels, unless the paddler has booked directly with the centre (Please contact [email protected] to arrange coached sessions)
  • The daleks (Currently off limits to all paddlers)

The club will continue to run beginners’ sessions which are available to pre-book online only. Please contact us if you are unsure.