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From our iconic base in the heart of Camden Town, our canal-based projects promote personal development, enhance wellbeing and bring people together through a raft of community activities and training initiatives.

Thanks to dedicated support from our community, volunteers and funders we have come a long way since our humble beginnings in 1966 and are now recognised as central London’s leading water activities charity.

Canoeing, kayaking and canal boating are core to our work and we are passionate about inclusion and equal access for all. In 2008 the Pirate Castle was extensively re-modelled through Big Lottery funding, enabling us to broaden provisions for disability and Special Educational Needs (SEN) groups at our fully-accessible venue.

Our purpose-built, wheelchair accessible canal boat “Pirate Prince” followed in 2011, opening up the waterway experience for all to enjoy. Today, we continue to reach out to local communities, schools and support organisations to provide safe, stimulating learning environments that help children and young adults build resilience and tackle disadvantage through participation and empowerment – regardless of their ability or personal circumstances.

Charity No: 1138787

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