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Canoeing:Canoeing at Lee Valley White Water Centre


Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lee Valley White Water Centre


Lee Valley White Water Centre


Station Road,
Waltham Cross,


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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcome

Opening details

Open: Apr - Sept: Wed - Sun 9am - 8pm.


Admission: Rafting packages from £50. We have a variety of packages available for individual and groups. See website for more details.



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Map reference: TL 373005  Lat: 51.68648 Long: -0.01521

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome