Seasonal Grounds Visiting


 

 

Open seasonally, our landscaped 400 acres of grounds.. 

offer walks around our flat, tarmacked 3-mile loop of the rowing course, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

 

 


 

Avian Flu 

Please be aware of an increase in cases of Avian (Bird) Flu within the local area. Bird flu mainly affects birds, but it can affect humans and other mammals. We ask visitors to our grounds-

  • Do not touch or pick up a dead or visibly sick wild bird.
  • Keep children under close supervision, particularly along the water's edge. 
  • Keep dogs on leads at all times.

If you see a dead or visibly sick bird within our grounds, please call Swan Support on 07968 868172 or our Reception Team (Monday to Friday) on 01753 832756.

For further information on Bird Flu, please visit Gov.uk website here. 


 

 

Open from September through to March, our grounds consist of 400 acres of Arboretum, meadows, nature reserve, and 2,200-metre rowing course. 

The 3-mile flat, tarmacked loop around Dorney Lake's rowing course is suitable for wheelchairs & buggies. 

 


 

This Months Opening Times

Please note that we may need to change our grounds opening times at short notice. We recommend checking before traveling. 

 

  Week Commencing 7/11//22
  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Grounds 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00
Arboretum Car Park  07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00
  Week Commencing 14/11/22
  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Grounds 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 *07.00 - 17.00 07.00 - 19.00
Arboretum Car Park  07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00

07.00 - 19.00

07.00 - 19.00 *07.00 - 17.00 07.00 - 19.00
  Week Commencing 21/11/22
  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Grounds 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 Closed Closed *Closed
Arboretum Car Park  07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 07.00 - 19.00 Closed Closed *Closed
  Week Commencing 28/11/22
  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Grounds Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed *Closed
Arboretum Car Park  Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed *Closed 

 

*Saturday 19th November 2022 - Please note that our grounds and arboretum car park will be closing to the general public at the earlier time of 17.00 for an evening event. We kindly remind visitors to keep dogs on leads at all times and to be mindful of vehicle movements around the whole of the venue.

If you are attending the event or would like to take part, please contact the event organiser for entries and specific parking instructions here

 

*Sunday 27th November 2022 - Please note that our grounds and arboretum car park will be closed to the general public all day. If you are attending the event or would like to take part, please contact the event organiser for entries and specific parking instructions here

 

*Sunday 4th December 2022 - Please note that our grounds and arboretum car park will be closed to the general public all day. If you are attending the event or would like to take part, please contact the event organiser for entries and specific parking instructions here

 

 

Public Toilets are available, located at the side of The Boathouse next to Reception.

Please note that we do not have a Cafe or Shop on-site.

 

Site rules

For the enjoyment and safety of all visitors and users of our venue and grounds, please be reminded of our site rules.

 

· Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. This is imperative to prevent a collision hazard with other members of the public, rowing & canoeing coaches on bicycles, vehicles moving around site and other venue users.  

. Always clean up after your dog and use the waste bins provided. Also, please can you take your litter home with you.

· For your own safety pedestrians must not use the Main Access Road between the security barriers at the main entrance and the Boathouse. This is in use 24/7 for vehicles/delivery lorries/rowing trailers traveling at speed.

· Cycle training (speeds exceeding 10mph), training in peloton/groups and speed skating around site is prohibited. Strictly no cycling in front of the boathouse.

. Please keep to the middle path around the lake to avoid collision with rowing & canoe training as the paths closest to the water are designated for rowing & canoe coaches on bicycles.

· No swimming, paddling, jumping, diving or fishing is permitted. Also, no BBQ’s or fires are permitted.

· Please park in designated areas only, and if the car park is full please can we ask that you return on another day. Do not park on local roads including Court Lane or Marsh Lane.

· Please keep young children under close supervision at all times, especially around open water.

· We ask that our staff are treated with courtesy and respect. Any aggressive or violent behavior towards our staff or any member of the public within our site will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

 

Car Parking 

 

If you are visiting our grounds for leisure purposes, our Arboretum Car Park is situated just inside our Main Entrance gates offering limited parking. There is a flat rate charge to park of £2.50 which can be made by either contactless payment or by the JustPark app. 

To ensure road traffic safety for our neighbours, if the car park is full please can we ask that you come back another day. Please do not park on the surrounding roads, on Court Lane or Marsh Lane. 

 

Blue Badge Holders

We offer complimentary car parking for Blue Badge Holders. Disabled parking is available Monday to Friday, 08.00 - 16.30 at the Ash Tree located halfway down the lake. This can be accessed by calling 'Reception' at the barrier intercom. For Blue Badge Holders parking in our Arboretum Car Park, please apply for a pass either in advance or within 24 hours of your visit with our car park management company by following the below link. 

https://www.countrywideparking.co.uk/dorney-lake/

 

 

If you are attending an event, please contact the event organiser for specific parking instructions.

 

 


 

 

 

Christmas at Dorney Lake

Dance the night away and enjoy delicious street food from festive market stalls at our unique exclusive & shared parties, or perhaps a sumptuous Afternoon Tea or Breakfast with Santa is more your style?   

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Celebrate

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Berkshire Countryside, surrounded by 400 acres of stunning parkland with our world-famous rowing course stretching out in front of you, what better place to celebrate enjoying fine cuisine and outstanding service.

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