- 1 August 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Full day sessions are for single activities and run from 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm. If you would like to do a multi-activity day you will need to book a separate morning and afternoon session. For multi-activity days the morning session is from 10am-12pm and the afternoon session is from 2pm-4pm. These sessions are slightly shorter because time is needed to clean the equipment inbetween.
The cost for canoeing is the cost for the hire of the boat. Each canoe can fit 2 people in.
The cost for katakanuing is the cost for the hire of the boat. Each katakanu can fit 6 people from the same family or 4 socially distanced.
The cost for rowing is the cost for the hire of the boat. Each rowing boat can fit 2 people from the same family in it.
Sailors must be qualified to a minimum of RYA Stage 2 or Level 1.
Windsurfers must have their RYA Start Windsurfing qualification.
Venue: ESSA Water Activities Centre
Venue Phone: 01992 447989
Venue Website: https://essa.org.ukAddress:
Please note that this is NOT a postal address.
ESSA Water Activities Centre
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.
Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TL 383071
Latitude: N 51:74:51
Longitude E 00:00:28