Heriot-Watt Kayak Club is in its fifth year as an affiliated club, since being a recreational sport. The club is composed of paddlers at all abilities and we aim to cater for everyone to ensure a good time is had by all.

Our club charter:

We aim to provide the following service to all our members:

  1. To promote kayaking to the student community and attract new members to the sport.
  2. To provide members with the training they require to enjoy paddlesports safely.
  3. To facilitate competition for those members so inclined.

What does a typical season involve?

Weekly practice sessions in a local swimming pool, with expert coaching providing a good way develop new skills in the sport as well as building upon existing skills. We meet on Fridays at 6pm in front of the shed next to Oriam, for a session at night which is usually followed by food and drinks in the Students Union.

Trips will be held roughly twice a month during the semester to a variety of rivers throughout Scotland catering for every skill level. ·

Full participation in UK wide kayaking events including the Wet West Paddlefest and the legendary National Student Rodeo.

How to join?

To join the club you will have to join Oriam first, then pay an extra £15 for your club membership. You can find out more information by searching for the Heriot-Watt Kayak group on Facebook or email us on 

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