Welcome to the Phoenix Canoe Club

The Phoenix Canoe Club and Phoenix Outdoor Centre are located next to the Welsh Harp Reservoir on the borders of the Boroughs of Barnet and Brent between West Hendon and Wembley. We are affiliated to British Canoeing and run by volunteer coaches and helpers, offering a warm welcome to new members and operate an equal opportunities policy offering paddlesport for all. The Club was started by a small group of coaches in May 2004, following the closure of the Welsh Harp Youth Sailing Base.

We run Junior Section activity sessions (min. age 9 years) and fitness and coaching sessions for adults (18+) on Sunday afternoons between 12 noon and 4.30pm and through our Outdoor Centre, we are running RYA OnBoard youth and supervised sailing sessions after school, Adult Courses, Paddle Parties to celebrate your special day and “Camp Phoenix” school holiday activity sessions. We are accredited with Sport England’s ‘Clubmark’ which is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent and accepted minimum operating standards. It is now universally recognised by clubs wishing to show good practice and demonstrate commitment in developing young people within their club. It is promoted and carefully branded, by Sport England.

Membership is by successfully completing our Introductory BC Paddle Discover Award course, or already holding that award (or 1 Star) or higher. This ensures that all paddlers on club days are at a minimum standard and helps us maintain a safe operation.  There are Taster sessions run throughout the season to allow members of the public to have a go at kayaking, canoeing, SUP’ing, sailing or windsurfing. Most of our training is aimed at flat water, surf and whitewater recreational paddling.  We train teams every year for Barnet, Brent and Haringey for the London Youth Games canoe slalom event.

We are based at the Phoenix Outdoor Centre and use the Welsh Harp reservoir under license from and as a Constituent Body of the Welsh Harp Sailing Association. Always check the calendar and Newsletter to see if we will be at the club as we are quite often out on river trips, surf trips or pool sessions. We are located on Woodfield Park playing fields accessed from Cool Oak Lane, West Hendon, NW9 7ND. Park in the car park by the entrance and walk down the path to the Club House, which is located by the reservoir.

The Club House has changing and toilet facilities, club room with kitchen and externally a slipway, pontoon and storage facilities for the club equipment. We have a large range of kayaks including whitewater, slalom, freestyle, surf, sit-on-tops, sprint, stand-up paddle boards, open canoes, sailing dinghies, windsurfers and safety power boats. We can provide buoyancy aids, cagoules, wet suits and helmets for all novice paddlers.

Please use the tabs on these pages to find out more about the club and what we do.

Phoenix Canoe Club Limited is a registered charity no. 1148787 and a company limited by guarantee, registration no. 8002910. Phoenix Canoe Club, Phoenix Outdoor Centre and Camp Phoenix are trading names of Phoenix Canoe Club Limited.

We serve a large catchment area including New Barnet, East Barnet, Barnet, Friern Barnet, Finchley, West Finchley, East Finchley, Brent Cross, Brent, Golders Green, Highgate, Totteridge, Arkley, Hendon, West Hendon, Mill Hill, Burnt Oak, Edgware, Cricklewood, Colindale, Stanmore, Harrow, Harrow Weald, South Harrow, Pinner, Greenford, Headstone, Eastcote, Hatch End, Sudbury, Kenton, Wembley, North Wembley, Wembley Park, Sudbury, Alperton, Neasden, Surbiton, Willesden, Kilburn, West Hampsted, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Chalk Farm, St. Johns Wood, Belsize Park, Kentish Town, Potters Bar, London Colney, Boreham Wood, Elstree, Watford, Bushey Heath, Aldenham, Radlett, Brooksman Park, Little Heath, Cockfosters, Oakwood, Southgate, Enfield, Muswell Hill, Alexandra Park, Hornsey, Haringey, London, North London, North West London, Hertfordshire, Middlesex



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Phoenix Canoe Club and Outdoor Centre

Phoenix Canoe Club Limited is a registered charity no. 1148787 and a company limited by guarantee, registration no. 8002910. Phoenix Canoe Club and Phoenix Outdoor Centre are trading names of Phoenix Canoe Club Limited.


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