British Canoeing Start and Discover Awards in Kayaks

  • British Canoeing Start Paddling Award
    27 October 2021
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • British Canoeing Discover Paddling Award
    27 October 2021
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Start Paddling Award

If you are brand new to the sport and really want to learn the basics to get started, then this is the award for you.  You’ll cover everything from getting in and out of the boat, what you need to wear and paddling forward.

Start course runs from 9.30am – 12.30pm

Discover Paddling Award

This award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, as you become a more skilled and independent paddler.  Through this award you will learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling.

Discover course runs from 9.30am -4.30pm

Age 8 years +


Details Price Qty
British Canoeing Start Paddling Awardshow details + £40.00 (GBP)  
British Canoeing Discover Paddling Award (including certificate)show details + £80.00 (GBP)  


Venue Phone: 01992 447989

Venue Website:

Central Lagoon, Meadgate Road, Nazeing, Essex, EN9 2PB, United Kingdom


Our address

Please note that this is NOT a postal address.

ESSA Water Activities Centre
Central Lagoon
Meadgate Road

How to find us


The post code you need is EN9 2PB which is not our base, but very near to the top of our lake.

Some GPS systems may take you through Nazeing Glass Works and along the River Lee towpath. This does not lead to the front entrance of ESSA and the track is unsuitable for many vehicles, so make sure you come in from Meadgate Road.


At M25 junction 25, take the A10 North. Take the exit after you have passed Tesco and M&S, signposted A1170 to Broxbourne.

Follow A1170 north, through Wormley & Broxbourne. After about 1.5miles, turn right at traffic lights, sign posted B194 to Nazeing. Pass Broxbourne Station on your left. Continue for 1.5 miles past Broxbourne Riverside.

Just past the parade of shops on your left, at the traffic lights, turn left into North Street. Follow this road through the bends for about 3/4 mile, until you see "Lignacite Works" and turn left into Meadgate Road.


Once on Meadgate Road, keep going past the lake and boats on your right. You will see another lake on the left which is Central Lagoon where we operate. Immediately past the lake, turn left and follow the track around the lake to the end where you will find our centre.

Grid Reference

Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TL 383071

Latitude: N 51:74:51
Longitude E 00:00:28