Open hire session

  • Morning Session
    7 August 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Afternoon Session
    7 August 2021
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Windsurfers must have their RYA Start or Stage 2 Windsurfing qualification.

Minimum age 6 years.  If children are under 10 years they must be accompanied by an adult.

Details Price Qty
Morning Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Canoeing Session (2 people required per canoe)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Wobble Board Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Windsurfing Sessionshow details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Katakanu Session (4 to 6 people per boat)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Morning Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (GBP)  
Afternoon Mega SUP Session (Maximum 8 per board)show details + £18.00 (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