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Here at Royal Chester we are happy to provide visiting crews with an alternative training environment.  The river Dee at Chester is perfect rowing water (there are 5 clubs within 200m of each other).   There is plenty of room and a variety of river stretches on the 7+km to work with, including a 1000m straight.


Off the water,  Chester is a vibrant and interesting City and the club is located within 5 minutes walk from the centre.  There is a friendly Pub almost next door with Real Ale and Good food 'The Boathouse"' and a lovely café 'The Moorings' both with outside seating over looking the river.


Download Hi-res pdf of river course.


For details of accomodation and how Royal Chester can make your Training Camp a success please contact the Club Captain Chloe Sheward -

Visiting Clubs-Questions and Answers

  • Boat Hire quotations supplied on request

  • Launch use for Safety and Coaching  - YES, please leave fuel tanks filled.

  • Sleeping at the club house - YES

  • Provision please keep tidy as rowing starts for club members from 7-30 am and     evening arrivals from 4pm with Juniors.

  • Washing and shower facilities for men and women on site

  • Keys provided for security and a deposit required of £50-00

  • Kitchen facilities are available i.e. cooker/microwave/kettle /toaster/cutlery and cups– (washing up by hand please).

  • Parking is limited but free within the vicinity of the club house.

  • Quotations for numbers of crews and rowers supplied by our Captain

  • Trailer parking by arrangement

  • Weather can subject the Dee to flooding at certain times of the year, we stress caution during the Autumn and Winter months.

  • The Dee is occasionally affected by tides, timings for high tides should be studied or requested.  Look on our web site under rowing and safety for details.

  • Please leave us as you find us and enjoy the Dee and your stay.

  • Please download membership forms from website to ensure we can create a temporary membership.