This is a list of waters in the UK that are available for the racing or testing of IC powered model boats.
 If you have any additions to this list please email details

Warning. If you are going to run an IC powered boat on any water you should always have public liability insurance.
 MPBA insurance recommended.

"Carnaby Lake" Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire. Lake owned by Bridlington Model Boat Society  Permanent multi course with rescue facilities, lake available 24/7. Membership of club required before sailing, contact membership secretary as on website.


"Orton Mere" - Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Multimap. Orton Mere. From A1 north or south leave at exit Alwalton/ East of England Showground  take A605 Oundle Road to Orton Longville, entrance to Orton Mere is two miles on left.
Local club " Peterborough Model Powerboat Club" contact Mick Szebeko 01733 235049 or email


"Keighley Tarn" Black Hill Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire. Map  
Membership of Keighley M.E.S required.
20-00 per annum  -  Contact John Barraclough, 3 Lyndhurst Grove, Allerton, Bradford BD15 7AS West Yorkshire  -  Tel - 01274 497985 or 01274 547844 (24 hour ansaphone).  Email -
I.C. Boats are restricted to  MONDAY  -  WEDNESDAY  - FRIDAY,  10-00am to 8-00pm - or dusk whichever is sooner
SATURDAY  -  10-00am to 6-00pm - or dusk. Usual Club I.C. Sailing times are Saturday afternoon.
Maximum Daily Sailing Time Allowed is 5 Hours. 
No Restriction on other types of boats  -  and therefore all types welcome.  MPBA noise levels adhered to.
Permanent "M" shaped course laid out. Wadeable -  maximum depth 1 metre
Sloping rocky edges to lake - but purpose built landing stage. Parking at lakeside.
No facilities or shelter - as it is on top of exposed hill, can be very cold and windy.
"Brentwood Lake" Nr Brentwood, Essex.  Map  Brentwood Lake. From M25 take A12 towards Chelmsford, take first exit B1002 towards Mountnessing, take turning immediately through white gates on left into Fitzwater Farm. Lake is 200 yards on left.
Available 8am to 8pm monday to friday. Membership required. For IC boats contact Vince Taylor 01708 741168 or email


Rother Valley Country Park, South Yorkshire. On outskirts of Sheffield near Killamarsh.
Public park with large model boating lake, payment required to enter park. No local club. No rescue facilities.


Birkenhead Lake, Gautby RoadBirkenhead,   Wirral.    Map
Free most days with Sunday afternoon the most popular. Open to public but best to join Birkenhead Club. Contact :- Martin Allen 0151 638 99332.


Sale Water Park, Sale, Cheshire.  Map
Trafford Model Boat Club
based at  Trafford Water sports Centre contact Mark on 07895642327


Elmbridge.  Thorpe Lea Modelling Centre (Crabtree Lake) Egham, Surrey.  Map M25 North or South, leave at junction 13 and follow signs A30 for Egham at roundabout under M25 (on A30) turn left into Egham, at next roundabout (police station) turn left, over level crossing and at next roundabout left onto another roundabout take 2nd left, entrance to lake is about mile (200 yards past openspeed limit sign) on right.
Only open to members, 365 days a year, all types catered for, safety & rescue equipment available on site at all times.
Two types of membership. Single section 'country' at 50/year no voting rights, or full membership @ 45/per year + 90 registration fee (payable over 3 years) with full rights.
Contact Grahame Morgan  email


Maidstone Cygnets: Mote Park, Maidstone. Kent. Map From M20 J7 follow signs leading to Maidstone town centre. After the third roundabout (Chiltern Hundreds pub), bear left at 3rd set of traffic lights. Ford Main Dealer on left). Turn right at next set of lights, then first left into Mote Avenue. Entrance to the park is straight ahead.
Club membership required or day permit (limited to 4 per year) Boating times are Tues to Fri 13.00 to 20.00 Sat/Sun 10.00 to 18.00, Monday no boating. Boating restricted to designated area, no Hydro's no Air boats.
Contact Steve Whenham    email


Kingsbury,  Kingsbury Water Park, Nr Tamworth, Warwickshire.  Map Access to park costs 2.50 or annual permit available. From south leave M6 at J4, follow A446 through Coleshill to large roundabout (M42 J9), turn right onto A4097 sign posted Water Park, at the next roundabout turn left, entrance is half a mile on the right. From north leave M6 J4A and join M42 northbound, leave at J9, then as from south.
Available 7 days a week, membership of Kingsbury Club not compulsory but membership does give access to on site rescue facilities.
Contact, Adrian Peters for further details. Tel 0121 6283941.


Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. Branston Water Park.  Map  Branston Water Park is situated on the northbound carriageway of A38 just south of Burton. Follow A38 Lichfield signs, follow Branston Ind Estate signs to Walton/Barton flyover, exit left at Happy Eater, cross bridge, rejoin A38 north for Burton, 1 mile take Branston Ind Estate service road, follow to end, turn into Water Park at Leavsley container Depot. From Lichfield follow A38 north and signs from Barton/Walton.
Club membership required, contact Pete Dimberline 01283 213190 (between 8 & 9pm) or mobile 07989 196001


Telford, Shropshire. Priorslee Lake close to Junction 4 of the M54. Map  Available four days per week. Membership of Telford Model Boat Club required. Website  or contact Jeff Dakin email