Membership and paddling our courses

You can become a member of Lee Valley White Water Centre by participating in one of our Paddlesport programmes or by applying online. Once you’re at the level where you can take on the Legacy Loop or Olympic Course your membership will allow you to book public session times online for the relevant course.

Paddling the Legacy Loop and/or Olympic Course

To paddle our Legacy Loop or Olympic Course in a canoe or kayak you will need to have successfully completed one, or both of our Paddlesport Competency Assessments.

We have two types of Paddlesport Competency Assessments, the Legacy Assessment and the Olympic Assessment. Completing these assessments determine which course you can paddle on our public sessions.

If you’re not a paddler, don’t forget you can still tackle the courses with one of our white water activities

Apply for membership

Save yourself some time when booking your paddling session and sign up for our FREE membership online. Once you’ve passed the relevant assessment, your membership will allow you to book public paddling sessions online for the relevant course.

Further details

Follow our step by step guide on how to apply for your free membership

  • Sign up to our free membership online by clicking 'APPLY NOW' 
  • Select 'General Membership' and click next
  • Fill out your details and select next
  • Your membership will be added to your basket. You'll need to tick to accept the Terms and Conditions and click 'Proceed to checkout' for your membership to complete
  • You'll receive confirmation of your membership via email. This confirmation will also include your membership number which you'll need if you'd like to book any of our paddling sessions or courses both online and over the phone.
  • Before your visit, please fill out this form to save you time checking in.

Legacy Assessment

This assessment is for paddlers who are looking to take to the water during our public padding sessions on the Legacy Loop. This assessment begins on our lake and you’ll progress on to the Legacy Loop.

From £10 per person

Further details

You’ll need some experience on the water to take this assessment as you’ll be required to demonstrate safety and competency in all areas of your paddling. We recommend taking this assessment after successfully completing Developing White Water Kayaking course of our Paddlesport Development Programme.

Equipment is not included in your assessment however you can hire full kit (including wetsuits) from the centre for £20 or just a boat for £15.

Olympic Assessment

Once you’ve passed our Legacy Assessment or hold a relevant qualification (see below) you’re ready to take on the challenging water of our Olympic course. You’ll start with a brief paddle on our lake to warm up and then progress on to the Olympic Course.

From £10 per person

Further details

On successfully completing this assessment you’ll be able to paddle during our public sessions on the Olympic Course or use the lake during our opening times

If you’ve completed our Legacy Assessment you can book online by logging in using your membership number otherwise please call the centre on 03000 030 616.

Equipment is not included in your assessment however you can hire full kit (including wetsuits) from the centre for £20 or just a boat for £15.

Public Paddling Sessions

After successfully completing either our Legacy Assessment or Olympic Assessment you’ll become a member and be able to book the relevant public sessions. You’ll need to login using your membership number to book your session.

From £6 per person

Further details

Legacy Loop paddling £6 per hour

Olympic Course paddling £10 per hour

Our Exclusive Olympic Paddling is a session with paddlers only £10 per hour

Equipment is not included in our public paddling sessions however you can hire full kit (including wetsuits) from the centre for £20 or just a boat for £15

Demo boats are also available to hire per hour

 


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