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

Thu
21
Feb
Thursday, 21st February: Pool session
Arrive at 1915 for 19:30 until 21:00 : Learn to roll in a nice, warm and safe environment. Spread the word it would be great to have a good turnout. Sessions take place at Britannia Leisure Centre. It will cost you £10 to attend (note that this is subsidised by the club). Beer at the Rosemary Branch pub after.

Sun
03
Mar
Sunday, 3rd March: 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.

Mon
04
Mar
Monday, 4th March: Winter nights with CCC: Kayaking Iceland
19:00-21:00: The first of our Winter Talks joins forces with Tower Hamlets Canoe Club where we’ll hear from renowned sea-kayakers Natalie and Michal Maderova. They will be talking about one of their epic kayaking adventures – their circumnavigation of Iceland! Despite having experience in circumnavigating far fetched parts of the world, they describe this trip as “one of our hardest trips we’ve done so far”! So grab a beer and some tasty food from the main bar and come join us in the basement of Ryan’s N16 bar to hear more! You’ll need to get tickets from here (fee split between the MAD project and development projects at CCC).

Sun
10
Mar
Sunday, 10th March: 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.

Sun
17
Mar
Sunday, 17th March: 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.

Tue
19
Mar
Tuesday, 19th March: Winter nights with CCC: Save the Reservoirs Campaign
19:00-21:00: Ever wondered about how the West Reservoir came to be a paddling hub in London’s zone 2? We’ll be showing the Save the Reservoirs Campaign documentary which tells this story and will be introduced by its creator, Geoff Bell. In the basement of Ryan’s N16 bar to hear more!

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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Castle Canoe Club

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

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