Stratford-Upon-Avon Boat Club

Sports category:

Outdoor Activities
Water Sports


Water sessions are there to improve your rowing step by step. The individual can decide if he/she wants to compete in adaptive rowing races or is just happy to "go out for a paddle". So outings will be designed to match your wishes.
Your first couple of sessions will be on rowing machines to teach you the basic stroke.
We cater for all ages, issues, ability and level of ambition.
Rowing must be safe and practical for you - that is the only broad restriction
All sessions are "open" to all our adaptive rowers.
Safety is paramount and is assesed constantly. We will discuss your safety directly with you.
There is some emphasis on the social - squad lunches are a regular thing. Everybody is made welcome.
The first few sessions are free . You get to see if you like it. So nothing to lose by giving it a go!

4H sessions between 09:00 and 13:00 every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Club features

Impairment types:
Hearing impairment
Learning impairment
Mental health issues
Physical impairment
Social or behavioural problems
Visual impairment
Staff experience:
We have a lot of experience working with disabled people
Activity format:
Stratford-Upon-Avon Boat Club Crest


Swans Nest
CV37 7LS
United Kingdom

Telephone number:


Email address:

Attending the club:

Contact the club via our website (linked below).
The Head Adaptive / Para coach will then discuss the feasibility of you rowing and arrange a first visit / session.
There is no charge for the first several sessions. Beyond that you will need to become a member. Current cost is £199 per year irrespective of the number of sessions you have.

When we meet:

The sessions are arranged with the individual and vary with the time of year. Current main sessions are Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 11am-1pm plus other individual sessions throughout the week.

Is there a specific meeting point at the address:

The club is within the local park area. There is parking in our grounds for those with mobility issues. There is loads of public parking close by with level access to the club.
Once in the Bird's Nest look for the small sign on the right. This is before you reach the main public car park area.
Anyone wishing to give rowing a try at Stratford should use the Contact page on the club's website. The Head Adaptive - Para coach will then contact you to arrange your first visit.


None. All rowing equipment is provided. Advice will be given on appropriate clothing etc.

Accessibility Information:

There is flat access to all external areas but the actual staging where participants get in the rowing boat is slightly lower. A combination of concrete and metal ramps will be completed in December 2020 to provide permanent safe wheelchair access to the staging
Dependent upon disability a variety of methods and tools are used to safely get our adaptive rowers in and out of boats. We do not use a hoist.
The grounds including parking area are mainly gravel - useable if not an ideal surface for wheelchairs.
There is flat access to a downstairs WC and shower room for the disabled.
Access to the upstairs and fitness room containing rowing machines etc is via stairs or a stairlift. Potential solutions to improve access here are under consideration.

Stratford-Upon-Avon Boat Club online

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