Welcome to Nomad Kayak Club

NomadLogoFounded in 1973, Nomad Kayak Club is based at the Bury Lake Young Mariners (BLYM) site in beautiful Rickmansworth Aquadrome in southwest Hertfordshire


NKC resumed Club activities on Sunday 21st June and are operating in accordance with Government and British Canoeing COVID-19 guidelines.

To comply with social distancing guidelines all sessions run with staggered start and finish times (see below).
Recreational sessions are limited to 6 participants (session leader + 5).
Polo sessions are limited to 16 participants (sign up sheets are for 2 x 8 player teams):

Sunday Sessions
10:00 – 12:00 – Recreational session
10:15 – 12:15 – Recreational session
10:30 – 12:30 – Polo session
10:45 – 12:45 – Polo session

Wednesday Sessions
17:30 – 19:20 – Polo session (Floodlit)
17:50 – 19:30 – Polo session (Floodlit)

Wednesday Evening Recreational Sessions have now finished for the year and will resume in 2021.

All Members wishing to paddle must have first renewed their membership
Renew your membership online

Members must also sign up for sessions a minimum of 24hrs in advance, so that we can plan for sessions accordingly. If you don’t sign up you won’t be able to paddle. Logging into the website first is no longer necessary.

Sign up for recreational sessions here

Sign up for polo sessions here

Unfortunately for safety reasons we still cannot run introductory sessions or take new members at this time.  If you are interested in kayaking with us once restrictions have been relaxed or lifted please email us at trykayaking@nomadkayakclub.co.uk and we will contact you as soon as sessions are available.

Nomad Kayak Club is a family oriented club that caters for anyone who can participate safely in the sport. Our all inclusive membership rate means costs are kept low so no one is excluded.

The Club offers a wide range of kayaking and canoeing opportunities and our members range from complete beginners to elite sport paddlers who represent Great Britain.

Contact us to find out how you can get involved.

It is important for anyone kayaking or canoeing to be safe and competent on the water so Nomad Kayak Club offers a number of British Canoeing (BC) recognised courses to achieve this. Contact us for details.

The Club has variety of home water paddling ranging from local lakes, canal and rivers to our own sheltered teaching area and competition standard Canoe Polo pitch.

If broadening your horizons appeals, Nomads arranges more than a dozen trips each year in the UK and Europe. Our members have competed in international competitions, paddled Alpine and Pyrenean rivers, the Grand Canyon USA and probably on every continent worldwide.

Nomad Kayak Club encourages young people to learn canoeing and kayaking and many members who joined us when young now have children paddling with us. To facilitate this the club has a dedicated youth officer focusing on our under 18 membership.


    • Venue: Nomad Kayak Club @ BLYM, The Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1NB (no post please)
    • Age Range: 10 upwards (a minimum height also applies to use equipment safely)
    • Cost: 2020/2021 all inclusive annual membership rates: Under 18s £63, Full-time students under 22 £73, Adults £83, Family £156
    • Core Club Timings and Repeats (subject to session leader availability): Recreational sessions run Sundays at 10:00 (all year) and Wednesdays at 18:30 (May to September), Polo training sessions run Sundays at 10:30 (all year) and Wednesdays at 18:00 (During summertime only)
    • Booking Info: Session booking in advance is required to ensure appropriate coaching
    • Venue Info: Nomad Kayak Club Venue Details
    • Contact: enquiries@nomadkayakclub.co.uk
    • Website: www.nomadkayakclub.co.uk