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

Sunday, 1st 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.

Sunday, 8th July: Sea kayaking trip to Two Tree Island
All day: Barbara has organised a one day sea kayak trip on Sunday 8 July to Two Tree Island near Leigh-on-Sea.
The trip is for people who are paddle fit, and have paddled a sea kayak before, but no major sea-kayaking experience necessary.
You will need to hire kit and a sea kayak from the West Reservoir cost £20 and need a cheque deposit of £250. We’re planning to pick up boats on the Saturday and store them locally. Sun cream and sunhat required with warm layers if the wind is chilly.
To meet the tides, we’ll meet at Two Tree Island at 9.30 am.
The trip is weather dependent,
If you want to come, please contact Barbara on barbara.mcfarlane@gmail.com

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th July: River Wye and Symonds Yat trip
All weekend: The club’s annual camping weekend on the River Wye with easy river paddling and optional playing on the rapids. All members welcome. Please contact archera@onetel.com for more information.

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


Trip to Symond’s Yat July 2016


Trip to River Dart Feb 2016


Sea Kayaking on Thames Jan 2016


Castle Polo Belles Team

Ladies team




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Castle Canoe Club

Castle Canoe Club, The West Reservoir Centre, Green Lanes, London N4 2HA.


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Main image: Ian Kleinberg