About Bradford Amateur Rowing Club

Bradford Amateur Rowing Club (BARC) is a British Rowing affiliated club in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. It was founded in 1867 and the clubhouse was built in 1893 on land given to the club by Sir Titus Salt.

The club rows on a 600-metre stretch of the River Aire and the two-storey clubhouse built in 1893 still retains much of its Victorian character, with its unique upstairs bar and function room where access to the balcony provides magnificent views of the River Aire and a local conservation area.

On the ground floor of the clubhouse are men’s and women’s changing rooms and a gym with Concept II rowing machines, weight machines, and floor space. There is a large separate boathouse which holds the club’s extensive fleet of boats, from training boats for beginners to fine racing boats for the more experienced and competitive.

As a registered charity, new members from diverse backgrounds are welcomed, including those new to the sport of rowing.

There is a large and active Junior section, and the club has been awarded Sport England’s Clubmark Accreditation for being child friendly, effective and well managed.


Celia Hickson

Terry Edwards
Assistant Secretary

Facilities Manager

Helen Liddell
Welfare Officer

John Austin-Davies

Clare Connolly
Welfare Officer

George Hudman

Sue Clarke

Ron Drake

Keith Myers

Bob Cannell
Safety Adviser


Bradford Amateur Rowing Club | Hirst Weir | Higher Coach Road | Baildon | Shipley | West Yorkshire | BD17 5SP

Charity Registration Number: 1164951 | Telephone Number:  01274 531859 Email: secretary@bradfordrowing.co.uk

The only vehicle access to the rowing club is via Green Lane, Coach Road and Higher Coach Road.
Follow brown tourist signs for Shipley Glen Tramway from Shipley.
Sat Nav users please note there is no vehicle access on the track from Primrose Lane

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