Canoeing and Kayaking

Our canoeing and kayaking courses are suitable for all abilities – from one off sessions for complete beginners to paddlesport development programmes. Whether you want to paddle on our lake or master the drop and eddies of our white water courses you won’t find water quite like it so close to London!

To help you determine what courses are right for you, pick your level below and see our recommended courses at Lee Valley White Water Centre.

The Terrace Bar & Café refurbishment works 11 September –10 November 2017

From 11 September, The Terrace Bar & Café will be closed for refurbishment and will be reopening on 10 November. Food and drink is still available from our marquee and also our TBar. Find out more.

Notice to our visitors: Our Marquee Cafe will be closed this weekend (21-22 October), due to the adverse weather conditions. Our TBar will remain open for food and drink, with our meeting rooms as covered seating. We’re sorry for any inconvenience cause.


For those who are new to paddling and want to try the sport for the first time

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For paddlers who want to develop their skills and progress to white water

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If you’re comfortable paddling in white water - these sessions are for you

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Become a member & paddle our courses

Take our paddlesport assessments to paddle our Legacy or Olympic Course

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Above and Below - our on site paddlesport shop

Need equipment? Visit our on site paddlesports shop

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British Canoeing Courses and Awards

We also offer a range of British Canoeing awards and courses from personal star awards to coaching courses and safety awards.

British Canoeing Star Awards

As you progress in paddlesport you’ll be able to take your BC Star Awards.

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British Canoeing UKCC Coaching Awards

Develop your coaching skills to become a qualified coach in paddlesport.

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British Canoeing Safety Awards

Develop your skills and knowledge to paddle safely in different waters.

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