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

Sunday, 28th April: 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 (20) served.

Sunday, 5th May: CCC Training: Braces and support strokes
10:30: This free training session is run for members by members. In this session Cedd Berge will show us how to do braces and support strokes to keep you in your boat and the right way round!

Saturday, 11th May: Medway Trip
All day: Dave Driver is organizing a trip to the river Medway on May 11th (Saturday). The route will be from Tonbridge to Yalding, passing through several locks. The locks are easy to get past due to dedicated portage points for kayaks and canoes. For the more confident (and weather permitting) there are also canoe slides so you can even avoid the portage. After disembarking the pub is only a short walk. Email us if you’re interested. Please also state whether you are capable of transporting boats. There are trains between Yalding and Tonbridge, but a shuttle may be easier, so please also indicate if you are happy to do that as well.

Wednesday, 15th May: Follow on Course
10:30-15:30: This “follow-on” course is perfect for beginning who who’ve done our induction session and would like some structured paddling tuition. 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


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