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Stoke Newington West Reservoir Centre

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4 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

Hidden in a picturesque corner of Stoke Newington, this open water facility is a sports and environmental education centre that offers regular courses in sailing and kayaking for all ages and abilities, as well as activities such as canoe polo.

Although the reservoir has been a prime urban sailing and kayaking destination for years, doubled up as an open-swimming pool in 2013 and offer drop-in sessions each week giving hardy swimmers a chance to train for open-water competitions or simply paddle between the pontoons.

Each session allows up to 12 swimmers to dive in on a first-come-first-served basis, and professional kayakers will be on hand to fish you out of the water and whisk you back to the warmth of the changing rooms should you get into any bother. Intrepid bathers will be able to enjoy the facilities throughout the year (unless the temperature drops below a chill-inducing 12C), and wetsuits are mandatory, obviously: it’s an English reservoir, not some tropical beach.



Address: Green Lanes
N4 2HA
Transport: Tube: Manor House
Price: various prices
Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily
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Hidden gem. Most people in this area don’t know this body of water exists. It is perfect for a peaceful stroll throughout the year. There is a yacht club and a path round where you can spot birds and enjoy a natural haven.

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