- a slice of adventure in your busy life -
Canoe the Hackney Wild
See the wild and vibrant East End of London from a completely new angle on the River Lea
Price: £48 pp
Dates: Sunday 9 June, 10.00h
Sunday 9 June, 14.00h
Start Point: 10.00h - Mile End: Outside Mile End
Climbing Wall, Haverfield Rd, London E3 5BE. Nearest tube
station Mile End.
14.00h - Tottenham Hale: Entrance to River Lea from Ferry Lane, N17
9AU opposite Tottenham Lock. Nearest tube station Tottenham
Camp on a river island in a Tipi with a wood burning stove to
heat the space and an open fire. If you feel more adventurous
you can sleep under a tarp. Share an evening meal cooked over
the fire to give you energy for the next day's paddle. A chance
to starGlide along the River Lea through the vibrant and wild
East end of London. From the majestic weeping willows of
Victoria Park through the hip neighbourhood of Hackney Wick,
with its lively street art scene. Continue past the Olympic Park
to the wilderness of the Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes and the
Middlesex Filter Beds Nature Reserve.
Opportunities to stop for refreshments at the Crate Brewery in the buzzing White Building or the Riverside Café in Springfield Park.
Three hours of gentle paddling on sheltered water in open canoes. No previous experience of paddling necessary but some level of fitness recommended. The route is 7km. There is morning paddle starting in Mile End and paddling North to Tottenham Hale and an afternoon paddle starting in Tottenham Hale and paddling South to Mile End.
All canoeing equipment including canoes, buoyancy aids, paddles, waterproof jackets if needed, dry bags to keep your personal things in. Refreshments and snacks provided.
What to bring and what to wear
Comfortable active wear for paddling. Water bottle. Suncream