Welcome to Castle Canoe Club

The Castle Canoe Club is an open and friendly adult canoe and kayak club. We welcome everyone from beginners to the more experienced paddler. Experienced paddlers are on hand at regular sessions and we organise various courses throughout the year. Our active canoe polo group train and play each club session. We also run trips (including whitewater and sea kayaking) throughout the year.

We’re based at the West Reservoir Centre just off Green Lanes in Stoke Newington (N4 2HA). We have access to a large selection of equipment and excellent modern changing facilities.

You must either be a member of our club or sign up to one of our induction session to paddle here. We’re open Sundays 10:00-13:00 and Tuesdays 18:00-20:00. Members can also paddle at other times for £10 if available – call (020) 8442 8116.

Upcoming trips and other events in the coming month

Tue
18
Jun
Tuesday, 18th June: NO PADDLING
18:00-20:00: Unfortunately, the West Reservoir Centre will be CLOSED today due to another event being run.

Sun
23
Jun
Sunday, 23rd June: Induction for new paddlers (book here)
10:30: If you’re new to our club, you’ll need to come to an induction session where we’ll show you the ropes. The session will cost £10 and includes a couple of week’s paddling whilst you decide whether to join our club. No need to book, but it’s first-come, first (20) served.

Sat
06
Jul
Weekend, 6th-7th July : Weekend trip to Symonds Yat
All weekend: An easy paddle down the beautiful river Wye in Herefordshire on the English-Welsh border. Most of it is fairly flat, but at the Yat itself there is a grade 2 rapid which is great for practising whitewater skills and playing. For those that don’t fancy it there is also a pub and tea-rooms just upstream… This trip is suitable for novices as well as more experienced paddlers who would like a fun sociable trip in beautiful countryside. We will be camping in the Forest of Dean at Elmsdale Campsite. We can advise on kit and help you find out how to hire canoeing equipment if needed. Please email Nina – treasurer@castlecanoeclub.co.uk – if you would be interested in coming. It helps if you can let us know if you can offer transport or need a lift. Experienced paddlers who can support the group are very welcome! Early responses (even if it’s a maybe) are helpful so we can plan numbers and cars, and let the campsite know roughly how many are coming – thanks!

Sun
07
Jul
Sunday, 7th July: Induction for new paddlers (book here)
10:30: If you’re new to our club, you’ll need to come to an induction session where we’ll show you the ropes. The session will cost £10 and includes a couple of weeks paddling whilst you decide whether to join our club. Booking recommended as we can only take 20.

Sun
14
Jul
Sunday, 14th July: Follow on Course
10:30-15:30: These courses are aimed at CCC paddlers that would like some tuition. It can be tailored, for training towards BC Explore/Discover, rolling sessions, or rescues. A group of members can email John.Rowlinson@gll.org with a request for these dates, or they can be left as open sessions. It costs £40 (or £60 for non-members) and is run by the West Reservoir Centre. Please call them on 020 8442 8116 to book your place or visit reception. Courses may be cancelled if there are no bookings, so do register your interest early.

See our Calendar for the full list.

How to find us

The West Reservoir Centre, Green Lanes, London, N4 2HA

Manor House tube station ( Piccadilly Line) is a 5-10 minute walk from the centre.

Bus numbers 341, 141 and 106 all stop outside the entrance to the centre.

Walk past the Castle Climbing Centre and enter the main door to the water works building.


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Photos from Club Trips and Polo Tournaments 2016

Castle Polo Tournament 11 September 2016

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Trip to Symond’s Yat July 2016

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Trip to River Dart Feb 2016

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Sea Kayaking on Thames Jan 2016

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Castle Polo Belles Team

Ladies team

 

 

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