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, 2nd December: 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, 2nd December: Intro to sea kayaking
10:30: New to sea kayaking or want to brush up your skills? Carolyn and Barbara will run a free Intro to sea kayaking session.

Saturday, 8th December: Sea kayaking trip: Two Tree Island to Benfleet
All day: Join us for a sea paddle before the winter really closes in. This trip is ideal for paddlers new to sea kayaking and those with experience too. If you’re interested in coming, please email Carolyn on cconway2uk@yahoo.co.uk
You can hire all necessary equipment from the reservoir for £ 20, but will need to be available to collect boats some time on Friday 7th and to help return them on Sunday morning. Only other costs are petrol money for the drivers and we usually fit in a visit to the caf before and/or after the paddle. Let us know if you need a lift/equipment or if you could drive and how many sea kayaks you could take.
Please note the trip is weather dependent.

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