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 from 18th April). Members can also paddle at other times for £10 if available – call (020) 8442 8116.

Upcoming trips and other events in the coming month

Sun
30
Jul
Sunday, 30th July: Induction for new paddlers
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 served.

Fri
11
Aug
Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August: Norfolk Broads: Castle and windmills
: Based at three campsites, the trip allows weekend, seven-day or nine-day permutations. There will be options for longer or shorter paddles either leaving from or arriving back at campsite or a there and back itinerary each day, as well as walking, cycling or general tourism alternatives for non-paddlers or those wanting a rest. Rivers are mostly flat but tidal, except for Waveney above Geldeston where there are a number of weirs. Itineraries best suited to open canoes, which can be hired locally or from West Reservoir Centre. Usually a waterside pub lunch option. Canoe sailing kits could be used on larger Broads. Planned itineraries avoid the lower stretches of the rivers and Breydon Water, which have more challenging tides better suiting sea-kayaks. BCU membership card covers requirement for short-visit Broads Authority licence. Contact us more more details.

Sun
13
Aug
Sunday, 13th August: Induction for new paddlers
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 served.

Sun
20
Aug
Sunday, 20th August: BCU 2 Star Award
All day: For people at a 2 star level that wish to be assessed. You can build up skills on courses and get assessed later in the year. See BCU website for details – Book at front desk.

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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