About

Hemel Hempstead Canoe Club was formed in 1975, and existed briefly under the name “Two Rivers Canoe Club”, before the current premises were established at Nash Mills Recreation Centre on Red Lion Lane.

Over the years the club has accommodated all kinds of paddling, including marathon, slalom, touring and canoe polo. At one time we were in the top six ranked competitive clubs in the UK. We have produced champions and international paddlers in all disciplines.

We run our own Summer and Winter mini-marathon series. Plus we also compete in events hosted by other clubs both within and outside the region.

We welcome all-comers from beginners to experienced canoeists (although under 14s must be accompanied by an adult) and have a range of loan equipment, including boats.

Distance Chart: Grand Union Canal Southbound from HHCC

with thanks to Andy Sands and Ian Bridges

Point
Distance from HHCC
There & Back
Stretch
 
Miles
KM
Miles
KM
Miles
KM
Clubhouse Slip
0
0
0
0
 
 
Railway Bridge
.23
.37
.46
.74
.23
.37
Winding Point (centre)
.51
.82
1.02
1.64
.28
.45
Footbridge
.94
1.51
1.88
3.02
.43
.69
First Lock
1.03
1.66
2.06
3.31
.09
.14
Second Lock (business park)
1.58
2.54
3.16
5.08
.55
.88
North Grove Lock (motorway)
2.16
3.48
4.32
6.95
.58
.93
Hunton Bridge Locks
2.86
4.60
5.72
9.20
.70
1.13
Lady Capel’s Locks
3.6
5.79
7.20
11.58
.74
1.19
Cassiobury Park Lock
4.51
7.26
9.02
14.51
.91
1.46
Iron Bridge Lock
5.10
8.21
10.20
16.41
.59
.95
Cassio Bridge Lock No. 78
5.81
9.35
11.62
18.70
.71
1.14
Common Moor Lock No.79
6.75
10.86
13.50
21.72
.94
1.51
Lot Mead Lock No.79
7.51
12.08
15.02
24.17
.76
1.22
Batchworth Lock (Rickmasworth)
8.29
13.34
16.58
26.68
.78
1.26
Stokers Lock
9.05
14.56
18.10
29.12
.76
1.22
Lock No. 83
9.77
15.72
19.54
31.44
.72
1.16
Coppermill Lock (Fisheries – Harefield)
10.86
17.47
21.72
34.95
1.09
1.75
Black Jacks Lock
11.53
18.55
23.06
37.10
.67
1.08

 


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