CLOSURE OF GUILDFORD WATERSIDE CENTRE
TO ALL PADDLING ACTIVITIES
David Kitching and I are very sorry to have to inform all Wey Kayak Club and University of
Surrey Canoe Club members, that until further notice, ALL paddling from the Guildford
Waterside Centre is to come to a stop.
This follows a strong recommendation from British Canoeing (see their website) following the new
guidance from the Environment Agency and the Canal and River Trust. There is also a notice
regarding the upper reaches of the tideway of the Thames.
We know that the River Wey Navigation is an independent facility of the National Trust, but it
seems very likely, to Dave and I, that the same rules for paddling will apply.
In the long term we must ensure that the WKC and GWC do not have any adverse comeback from
any activity at the GWC.
We hope that anybody wishing to remove their boat and equipment does this over this weekend.
We will be keeping in touch with British Canoeing, of course, and hope to be able to give you more
positive news sooner than later.
All of you keep safe,
British Canoeing Vice President
Wey Kayak Club is one of the top kayak clubs in the country and caters for the needs of over 400 participants of all levels: from beginners to international level canoeists representing Great Britain at European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games. All our members paddle in flat-water conditions – “Placid Water” – using a wide range of canoes and kayaks built specifically for flat-water racing and suited perfectly for the conditions of the River Wey.
We specialise in flat water canoeing from our clubhouse on the River Wey. Members compete at all levels around the country at marathon and sprint races.
Our 30+ British Canoeing qualified coaches run training sessions for all levels of paddlers. We run introductory courses to teach technique and give confidence in the boat.