Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lee Valley White Water Centre was the venue for the canoe slalom competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The centre is located in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, 30km north of the Olympic Park. It is within the 10,000 acre Lee Valley Regional Park in Hertfordshire.

Lee Valley White Water Centre is arguably one of the best courses in the world. It is also an important Olympic legacy venue for canoe slalom.

The Centre has previously hosted a World Cup event in 2014 and the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. It consists of two courses: the 300m Olympic course and the 160m legacy loop.

The centre is a hive of activity for canoeing and kayaking for the local community and visitors. It has suitability for beginners to elite athletes. It also serves as a major leisure attraction for white water rafting.

Owned and funded by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and managed by Vibrant Partnerships, the centre offers an extensive sports development programme and is also home to the British Canoeing slalom performance programme.

You’ll find gallons of fun at Lee Valley White Water Centre, from white water rafting on the Olympic course to family paddling on the lake.

You can choose from hundreds of great days out and things to do in the Lee Valley. Start your adventure now with attractions to visit, events and places to stay across London, Essex and Hertfordshire. Find out more on the Lee Valley White Water Centre website here.

How to get there

By Road

Lee Valley White Water Centre is 10 minutes from the M25 London motorway (either junction 25 or junction 26) and easily accessible from central London by car from the A10 or by train.

Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, EN9 1AB

By Rail

Nearest stations: Waltham Cross or Cheshunt

We advise checking your journey before you travel.

From Waltham Cross train station: 

  • Leave Waltham Cross station and follow the pathway to the main road
  • Turn right along Highbridge Street (away from the roundabout)
  • Proceed down Station Road for approximately half a mile, the centre is on the left hand side

From Cheshunt train station:

  • Leave Cheshunt station and turn right towards the YHA London Lee Valley and Herts Young Mariners Base. Proceed through Lee Valley Regional Park car park at the bottom of the road
  • Take the turning into the country park on the right hand side

By Bus

The 211, 212, 213, 240, 250, 251 buses all stop on Station Road.

For further information on getting to Lee Valley White Water Centre, visit www.gowhitewater.co.uk