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Get on the East London water with Moo Canoes

You can get up close and personal with the historic waterways we are surrounded by. Anyone and everyone can come and hit the water – you don’t have to have ever been in a canoe or kayak before.

Moo Canoes is now 5 years old; we started out at Limehouse Basin where our base is tucked under the arches of the bridge, looking out over the marina. It’s therefore very exciting to be able to be able to announce that we are now offering canoeing and kayaking from four different east London bases this year; from Limehouse Basin, Hackney Wick, the Olympic Park and now Poplar Union. We are absolutely delighted to join Poplar Union with our brand new fleet of cow print and pink canoes.

At Moo Canoes it’s all about trying to get anyone and everyone out on the water to enjoy one of the oldest sports, and explore a forgotten part of London from a different perspective. You can get up close and personal with the historic waterways we are surrounded by, entwined with some  amazing new, modern landmarks such as the Olympic Park. Anyone and everyone can come and hit the water – you don’t have to have ever been in a canoe or kayak before. You can go as far as you like and give yourself a challenge, or you can just hop on board for a chilled out afternoon floating about. You can explore for a short time or there’s plenty of miles of canals if you want to explore for a full day. There’s loads of great canalside venues to stop in at for something to eat or drink, or you can bring a picnic too. Big groups, small groups, families, couples, younger and older alike are all welcome and we’d love to see you. Our friendly instructors are there to help you hit the water, and ensure you head off out and have a great time.

Our base at Poplar Union enables us to offer a whole different experience to clients, boasting a whole host of fantastic facilities; conference rooms, changing rooms and cafe included.

Here’s some of the new routes, sessions and activities on offer at Poplar Union…

Group Adventures
Heading out from Poplar Union there’s a whole host of routes on offer. This new base offers the perfect platform for groups to explore the Olympic Park Stadium Loop. Heading out along the Limehouse Cut, joining the Lea navigation, we can take the City Mill River to loop around the Olympic Stadium before joining the Old River Lea and back onto the Lea navigation to return to Poplar Union for some tasty food. Get in touch for more info.

Youth Sessions
Poplar Union provides us with a brilliant space to host youth and school groups for skills sessions or head out and explore the local area. Drop us a line to get some more info.

We are teaming up with Popular Union & Friends of The Cut for an evening litter-pick on the last Monday of every month to give the canals some love. You can join the litterpick in a canoe or on the towpath and it’s completely free to join – tea, biscuits and good company on us! No previous experience required. Spaces limited – see more details & jump on board here: www.poplarunion.com/event/moo-canoes-litterpick

Are you up for a SUP?
We’re really excited to have stand-up paddleboards join our fleet for this year, based at Poplar Union. We’re offering weekly Friday night SUP sessions anyone can join, with an instructor on hand to guide you – you can head out on an;

*   Under 18s Intro Session
*   Adults Intro Session
*   Paddleboard Cruise

If you fancy this, just hop onto Poplar Union’s calendar at this link > and pick the date & session you fancy to get booked on. Prices start from £5pp.

We’re also offering private group SUP sessions if you wanted to book in just you and some friends – get in touch for more info.

You can catch us via:

e: hello@moocanoes.com
t: 07879909423
facebook @ this link >

Hope to see moo soon!