New to Rowing?


A warm welcome awaits new rowers at Alnmouth Community Rowing.

Whether you would like a gentle outing with a group of friendly crewmates, a chance to see the wonderful wildlife around our coast, or some hard training in one of our racing crews you will find that coastal rowing can be a lot of fun.

“….we were surprised and delighted to find the skills required to row were not too difficult to pick up and combined with the patient, calm and clear instruction we received, our first outing was a huge success. We subsequently completed a sea row in Alnmouth Bay, which cemented our decision to join Alnmouth Community Rowing. We have been welcomed by a warm, friendly, sociable and quite inspirational group of people, making many new friends.”  (Peter and Cheryl, new members)

How can I get involved?

Come and meet us at the lifeboat house on any Sunday around 1pm.  Please contact Dave ( no later than the Friday before to let us know that you are coming.  Sunday club meetings are a great time to say hello and see what we are all about.

Throughout the Spring and Summer months we run introduction sessions for those interested in joining ACR.  At these events you can try your hand at rowing one of our beautiful skiffs confident in the support of an experienced crew around you and under the watchful eye of a competent cox.  No previous experience or specialist equipment is needed to begin with.

If you have more general enquiries about ACR please get in touch with our Secretary at

Where is ACR?

ACR is based in the old lifeboat house in Alnmouth Bay at the north end of the dunes car park.

This is the centre of our operations where the boats and equipment are stored. Apart from enjoying the scenic Alnmouth Bay and River Aln we also venture further afield and have enjoyed trips to other Northumberland rivers, the Lake District, Northern Ireland, Scotland and most recently Holland.  You can see the event we attended in Holland here

What will it cost?

To begin with we ask you to pay £10 to become a visitor member.  This covers the cost of two sessions when you will receive some training in rowing and safety. Should you then decide to join ACR that £10 is deducted from the full annual membership fee which is £50 for our 2022 year.  

Our upcoming introduction sessions

No further sessions are planned for the Autumn 2022 however please check back here for the Spring 2023 dates.