Canoe the Hackney Wild
See the wild and vibrant East End of London from a completely new angle on the River Lea
From March 2020 all courses are currently postponed. We have started a waiting list so we can get back on track as soon as govt guidelines say we can. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
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 Hale.
Glide 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 Caf? 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
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