Canoeing at Lee Valley White Water Centre
Lee Valley White Water Centre, located on the northern edge of London, five minutes from the M25, near Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire and 40 minutes door to door from central London, opens to the public in April 2011. It will be a major canoeing and rafting attraction drawing in thousands of visitors.
From April you'll be able to tackle the same wild rapids which the world's best athletes will face in the Games. Discover the thrill of white water rafting with friends at the best venue of its kind.
Rafters can take on the same wild rapids as the world's best athletes will face in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Skilled raft guides, including the captain of the Men's Senior GB rafting team, create a unique experience, pushing rafters to their limits. Simon Ricketts, Lee Valley White Water Centre Manager, said: "The beauty of white water rafting is that it is open to everyone. Nerves will definitely be put to the test as rafters take on the Olympic Standard Competition Course, navigating 300m of obstacles, drops, waves and fast flowing white water - enough to fill a 25m swimming pool in 30 seconds."
The Centre is one of four London 2012 venues Lee Valley Regional Park Authority will run after the Games, together with Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centres. Lee Valley White Water Centre will join the other regional sports venues the Authority owns to create a chain of sporting excellence along the 26 mile long, 10,000 acre Lee Valley Regional Park.
Admission: Rafting packages from £49. We have a variety of packages available for individual and groups. See website for more details.
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (with charge)
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups