T There are alsoclubs at Pembroke and Narberth. Narberth Canoe Club have a website at www.narberthcanoeclub.co.uk
The CW Member's Yearbook contains a list of all clubs in Wales, and these are also detailed on the Canoe Wales website
You can check out the British Canoe Union web site at www.bcu.org.uk this is the UK wide governing body and they have loads of information on coaching, the star awards, competition, access, etc.
BCU Approved Canoeing Training Centres:
A list is available from the BCU Head Office.
SAE to British Canoe Union
John Dudderidge House, Adbolton Lane,
West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 SAS
Tel: 0115 982 1100 E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org .
National Canoeing Venues For BCU courses:
Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig, Betws y Coed, North Wales.
LL24 GET Tel: (01690720214) Email: email@example.com www.pyb.co.uk
Plas Menai, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 1 UE Tel: (01248 670964) www.plasmenai.co.uk
Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland. PH22 2QU Tel: (0479 86256) www.glenmorelodge.org.uk
Canoe Focus is the official magazine of the British Canoe Union - produced every two months. It contains advertising, articles, competition results, book reviews and private sales. The magazine is free to members or £2.00 to non members.
Independent monthly magazines
Canoe and Kayak www.canoekayak.co.uk
Ocean Paddler Magazine www.paddlepressmedia.com
Sea Kayaker Magazine www.seakayakermag.com
A wide range of canoeing videos, including expeditions, coaching and competition are available.
Many retailers stock copies or alternatively you can check out the Coaching Supplies section of the BCU Website.
The Canoe & Kayak Handbook is the most comprehensive book on the sport of canoeing and is the official manual of the British Canoe Union. It contains information on technique, skills for kayak and canoe, the behaviour of water, history, boat design, safety, teaching, canoeing for the disabled and a great deal more. Available from BCU. The Canoe & Kayak Handbook also contains a large bibliography of canoeing literature.
Some Retailers and Manufacturers
Our closest dealers are:-
Whitewater Consultancy near Carmarthen Tel. 01267 223666 - www.wwc.co.uk
Escape Watersports, Pyle Te. www.escape-watersports.co.uk
Up and Under, Cardiff (Friendly and Welsh Kayak retailers) www.upandunder.co.uk