Welcome to Castle Canoe Club
Castle Canoe Club is an open and friendly adult canoe / kayak club based in North London. All are welcome – whether a beginner to the sport or a more experienced paddler. Coaches and experienced paddlers are on hand at regular sessions to help out and we organise various courses during the year. We have an active Canoe Polo group who train and play each club session and we run trips including whitewater and sea kayaking through the year.
The club is based at the West Reservoir Centre (just off Green Lanes, Stoke Newington). We have access to a large selection of equipment and excellent modern changing facilities. If you are interested in joining our club or taking up canoeing or kayaking please feel free to search through our website to find out more about us.
If you are a first time visitor you may have one free session on the reservoir. There is no need to book. Come and give it a try!
New starters / free trial
Any new starters coming for a free trial (or people who have not yet joined) will have to wait at Reception on arrival at West Reservoir. You must be aged over 18 and able to swim 50 m to access club sessions.
The Duty officer will then come to collect you from the front desk. They will show the new starters around and explain the safety basics, site rules and signing on / off the water.
When visiting the club please remember to bring a change of clothes (including footwear for on the water) and a towel.
You can visit our club at any of the times listed, but please arrive before midday on Sundays or 7pm on Tuesdays (Tuesday sessions are not currently available). There should always be a member of the club on duty who can meet non-members at these times.
If you wish to come again after your free trial, you will need to become a club member. Membership forms are also available at the Duty desk.
First timers will have to sign onto the water – Please give us your e-mail address when you do this.
When you arrive at the West Reservoir, all members should go to the Reception desk. Staff at the desk will check your name on a membership list before letting you through.
You will need to sign on and off the water at the Duty desk.