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Sun, 06 Aug



Southmere Lake Event Day

A chance to get back out on the infamous Southmere Lake in a Canoe or Kayak.

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Southmere Lake Event Day
Southmere Lake Event Day

Time & Location

06 Aug 2023, 12:00 – 13:00

London, London SE2 9TX, UK

About the Event

For a short time only, we are offering people the opportunity to hire Canoes and Kayaks on Southmere Lake, Thamesmead. Southmere Lake has a long history of watersports and was intentionally built for such activities. The Peabody Trust has worked incredibly hard to ensure that these activities return. 

So why not come join in the fun with us on our event days in August? we will be there between 12pm to 6pm on the 6th, 12th, 19th and 26th August. 


What to wear?

We reccomend you dress in light weather appropriate clothing, such as shorts, leggings track suit bottoms.In warmer weather waterproof Sunscreen and a sun hat is advised, Shoes must be worn. Please make sure you have a change of clothing with you.

Do need to be able to swim?

They is no need to be able to swim. due you the fact you be wearing a personal floation device. 

How deep is it?

2.5 meter deep.

Do I need to have paddled before or be of a certain ability?

No, you’re welcome to come down and give it a try even if it is your first time. Our instructors are on had to help and give tips should you required them.

How old do people need to be?

We accept children from 2 years +, however under 14 years they must be accompanied on the water by an adult. Young persons wishing to go alone will need to stay in sight of the launch ramp. Craft with adults present may explore the reservoir at their leisure, we have keen eyes watching over you so no need to worry.

You will need to pre-book the activity?

yes you will need to pre-book be coming.


  • Kayak Hire

    Hire of a kayak including buoyancy aid and paddle

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  • Canoe Hire

    Hire of a Canoe including buoyancy aid. All canoes can fit up to 2 persons in at any one time.

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