Saturday, 4 February 2012

Ride the rapids at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Address:Lee Valley White Water Centre
Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN9 1AB
Tel: +44 (0)8456 770 606

Rafting tickets are priced from £49.
How to get there
By Car
The centre is on the north-east edge of London, five minutes from the M25, near Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.
By Train
The train journey to the centre takes about 40 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station, which includes a 20 minute walk through River Lee Country Park. You can also reach the centre via Waltham Cross station where buses will take you to the main entrance.

The Lee Valley White Water Centre is an amazing white water rafting centre on the north-east edge of London which will be the scene of the London 2012 Olympic canoe slalom competition.

The Centre opened on April 22, 2011, to the public who can use the facilities before the Games begin and is the only brand new London 2012 venue that the general public will be able to use before the start of the 2012 Olympics.

If you want an action-packed filled day, then take a visit. As an Olympic venue, the Lee Valley White Water Centre was built to be the best the best in the world. It has two separate courses a 160-metre Legacy Loop with grade 3 rapids and a 300-metre Olympic Standard Competition Course with grade 4 rapids and with a 5.5-metre drop from the start to the finish of the pool.

The Competition Course has 300 metres of obstacles, drops and waves, and enough fast-flowing white water to fill a 25-metre swimming pool in less than half a minute.

Almost anyone can have a go at rafting. So, if you’re looking for some challenging sporting activities during your London vacation, this is a chance to test your skills on this demanding Olympic course. Just bring your suitsuit, a towel and your nerves.

Official Website