Aberkayakers is a paddle-sport club based in Aberystwyth which was established in 1995. We have a large number of boats including river running and sea kayaks, canoes, kayak polo boats and stand-up paddleboards. We are affiliated with Canoe Wales, the governing body for paddle-sport in Wales.

Winter: We run indoor sessions from October to April at Plascrug Leisure Centre swimming pool, Aberystwyth. On Wednesday evenings, coaching sessions alternate with polo sessions. We also run monthly coaching sessions on Saturday afternoons. Indoor coaching sessions provide a comfortable and safe environment for learning basic paddling skills, rescue techniques, and how to roll a kayak.

Spring: Thursday evenings sessions are held at the Rheidol Gravel Pits near Capel Bangor – as the weather warms up.

Summer: Thursday evenings sessions start from the harbour in Aberystwyth.  Depending on conditions, we venture out to sea or paddle on the Ystwyth or the Rheidol.

All year: Once you’re confident in a boat, join in with day trips, sometimes on rivers, on estuaries, or on the sea.  We also have regular annual weekends away: in the summer at Bala (where you can chose between white water and lakes) and in Pembrokeshire (where you can chose between canoeing and sea kayaking), and in early autumn at Llandysul for developing white water skills. For the last few years in early November, we have run multi-day white water meetings in the Lake District.

We are a friendly club, with members from age 12 and above, including families. Beginners or paddlers with experience are all welcome.

If you’re interested in coming to meet us, the best thing is to get in touch for a chat, and then come along and join us for a paddle.

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