Nene Whitewater Centre

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The course

The Nene Whitewater Centre was the UK's first pumped artificial whitewater course. It is located on the River Nene in Northampton.

The 300m course was designed by slalom designers, Proper Channels Ltd and built in 1999 by Wrekin Construction. Water can be partially diverted around a weir via an automatically controlled sluice gate. Additionally, three individually controlled electric pumps allow the centre to pump water from below the weir into the course. The course can be configured to cater for novices, or intermediates.[1]

See also[edit]

Other UK artificial whitewater centres

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Nene Whitewater Centre - Homepage". Nene Whitewater Centre. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 

Coordinates: 52°13′43″N 0°52′06″W / 52.2285°N 0.8684°W / 52.2285; -0.8684