This is a list of waters in the UK that are
available for the racing or testing of IC powered model boats.
|"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,
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.
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 - J.Barraclough@btinternet.com
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,
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
Valley Country Park, South Yorkshire. On outskirts of Sheffield
Public park with large model boating lake, payment required to enter park. No local club. No rescue facilities.
|Birkenhead Lake, Gautby Road, Birkenhead,
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 ½ mile (200 yards past openspeed limit sign) on right.
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
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.
|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
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
or contact Jeff Dakin email