Water Skiing

As a world class waterski and wakeboard centre Tallington Lakes is proud to be able to offer the facilities, training and coaching for all levels and abilities and ages, for able bodied as well as disabled persons. Please get in contact with us and we will put together a tailored coaching and training programme based around your needs and goals. We regularly run water ski and wakeboard camps throughout the summer with accommodation and meals provided. We stage competitions of all levels throughout the season. We also cater for large groups, schools, colleges, youth clubs, universities as well as for corporate events. Please get in touch !

Lake 1 has a homologated course and competition jump which provides a great location for training. This year we have 2011 Ski Nautique 200 boats, with Zero Off, to ensure you are skiing in the best environment and behind the best tournament boat.

You can buy water skiing equipment at out Pro Shop in-store and online!

All participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.
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Wakeboarding

Are you into snowboarding or skateboarding? Well then you’ll definitely be into Wakeboarding!
Wakeboarding has been around for about 20 years and is taken from water skiing. You go along sideways, like your riding a snowboard, and the aim is to use the ‘wake’ the boat makes, as it goes along, to jump and throw tricks.

Wakeboarding has spawned new sports too; wakeskating and wakesurfing are growing and becoming very popular.

Here at Tallington Lakes we have lake 2 specifically for wakeboarding. The position of the lake and the surroundings provide excellent conditions for riders of all abilities.

You can buy wakeboarding equipment at out Pro Shop in-store and online!

All participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.
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Private Boat Owners

130 acres of dedicated water ski and wakeboard lakes. If you want to use your boat to ski, ride, kneeboard or ringo on clean and calm water, look no further. You have found a location that in the UK is unique...

Lake 1: Dedicated to tournament and club water skiing with a homologated slalom course & ski jump - probably the best slalom water ski lake in the world!

Lake 2: Main club wakeboard lake.

Lake 4: Private boat owners use.

Lake 5: Private boat owners use.

Lake 6: Private boat owners use (also has a slalom course).

We allow a maximum of 12 boats to operate on the Lakes at any one time, (including the 2 club boats), and this policy provides everyone with plenty of water.

Boat Types and Driving Rules

The maximum size boat you may launch at Tallington Lakes is 22 feet in length. For safety reasons we much prefer dedicated ski and wakeboard boats, (as opposed to boats with outboard engines). Please carefully study our Boat Driving Rules which will be provided to you at registration. Compliance with the Rules will be strictly enforced, which can be read here.
Please note that any person driving a boat at Tallington Lakes must hold an SBD2 (previously SBDA) Licence

Out of Bound Lakes

The Windsurf Lake and Lake 2 are out of bounds to all boats with the exception of licence holders who have obtained prior permisiion in writing. This is to allow for access (at low speeds) for mooring purposes. No unauthorised craft are permitted at any time on Lake 1, (the Club Lake).

Launching is not permitted from the Sailing Centre, only the Main slipway may be used.
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Inflatables

Loads of fun and so easy all you need to do is hang on!
Fast and furious or slow and sedate, our drivers will take you at your pace. Lots of fun, thrills and spills; can you handle it?

All participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.
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Jet Skiing

We have two dedicated Jet Ski lakes with clean, spring-fed water extending to approximately 40 acres:
  • Lake 1 is for Jet Ski hire and R.Y.A. (Royal Yachting Association) tuition.
  • Lake 2 is for the exclusive use of the members.
Please note: we no longer offer 'Day Launches' .

Personal Watercraft

Jet Skis, Jet Bikes Registration & Launch Permit.

Open all year round: 9:30-6:30 April to September; the facilities at the Watersports Centre include changing rooms with hot showers.

Whilst at Tallington you can also enjoy the facilities on offer at the Lakeside Bar and Restaurant.

All participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.
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Sailing

The Sailing Lake at Tallington provides an ideal venue for Dinghy Sailors. A separate lake with clear, good quality water (from underground springs) provides a great Sailing Centre in the UK. Tallington offers changing and shower facilities, and a warm welcome for all members and non-members.

The lakes are open all year depending on the weather and the Sailing Centre facilities are open daily from April 1 to September 30:
peak (summer holidays and weekends) from 9.30am to 6.30pm

Alternative showers and changing facilities are located at the main reception area open all year where refreshments are also available.

All sailing courses are run by fully qualified RYA instructors on our dedicated sailing lake.

Our fleet currently boasts: 4 x Topaz Taz, 8 x Topaz, 2 x Topaz Race and 2 x Omega.

All participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.
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Windsurfing

The Sailing Lake at Tallington provides an ideal venue for Windsurfers. A separate lake with clear, good quality water (from underground springs). Tallington offers changing and shower facilities, and a warm welcome for all members.

The lakes are open all year depending on the weather and the Sailing Centre facilities are open daily from April 1 to September 30:
peak (summer holidays and weekends) from 9.30am to 6.30pm

All windsurfing courses are run by fully qualified RYA instructors on our dedicated sailing lake.

Our fleet currently boasts a wide range of Starboard and Tushingham boards and rigs for the beginner to advanced sailor.

Call 01778 34 7000 for more information

All participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.
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Canoeing AND Kayaking

The Sailing Lake at Tallington provides an ideal venue for paddle sport enthusiasts. A separate lake with clear, good quality water (from underground springs) Tallington offers changing and shower facilities, and a warm welcome for all members.

The lakes are open all year depending on the weather and the Sailing Centre facilities are open daily from April 1 to September 30:
peak (summer holidays and weekends) from 9.30am to 6.30pm

All courses are run by fully qualified instructors on our dedicated sailing lake.

Our fleet currently boasts a wide range of both one person and two person sit-on-top kayaks, closed cockpit kayaks and two person canoes.

Cost £8 single kayak per hour - click here to book.

Cost £16 double kayak per hour - click here to book.

Why not book a Kayak Party? Minimum of six people required, prices are per person, large groups are welcome. Cost £8 each.

All participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is another way for you to enjoy our beautiful, spring feed, lakes. This surf related sport is equally at home on a lake as it is on the sea, and because you are standing you will see Tallington Lakes from a different prospective.

SUP Hire

Our fleet of Red Paddle Co SUPs come in a range of sizes so young and old can enjoy a paddle about our lakes. There's even a massive XL SUP for all the family to get out on the water, and a Tandem SUP for those who like to be in-sync. The hire includes a buoyancy aid, and if the weather is a little cool a wetsuit.

Cost £8 single SUP per hour - click here to book.
Cost £16 Tandem SUP per hour - click here to book.
Cost £40 Extra-Large SUP per hour - click here to book.

SUP Party

Why not book a SUP Party? Minimum of six people required, prices are per person, large groups are welcome.

£8.00 each - 1 hour

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.

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Water Activity Courses

We have many water activity courses running at Tallington Lakes watersports centre; please check Facebook for dates:

Sailing

TBA

Please click here for course details, or contact us telephone 01778 381151 or email sailing@tallington.com

Windsurfing

TBA

Please click here for course details, or contact us telephone 01778 381151 or email sailing@tallington.com

Paddle Sport

TBA

Please click here for course details, or contact us telephone 01778 381151 or email sailing@tallington.com

Powerboat

TBA

Please click here for course details, or contact us telephone 01778 381151 or email sailing@tallington.com

PWC (Jet Ski)

TBA

Please click here for course details, or contact us telephone 01778 381151 or email sailing@tallington.com

Raft Building

Think you can take on the challenge? Build a raft to get you across our lake in the quickest possible time, a guaranteed laugh a minute.

Minimum of six people required, prices are per person, large groups are welcome.

£8.00 each - 1 hour

All Participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.

Water Zorbing

The Watersports Centre at Tallington Lakes provides an ideal venue for you to “walk on water".
Yes, using our 3m diameter inflatable zorb you can spend your time trying to run around on the water, in what looks like a giant inflatable hamster ball, without falling out!

A guaranteed laugh a minute for the family! It is also one of the best workouts you will ever have, that’s fun!

Water Zorbing £7 for 10 minutes.

All participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.

Open Water Swimming

The Watersports Centre at Tallington Lakes provides an ideal venue for "Open Water Swimming"!
You can swim in one of our clean spring fed lakes on a Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the year. Please check  Facebook for details.

A tow float is mandatory for all swimmers. All participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Cost £6 per person - click here to book.

The lake is marked out with buoys. The outside circuit (orange buoys) is a distance of 750 metres.

Look out for the Tallington Lakes Triathlon, in association with SBR Events.

Swim Healthy Public Health England How to reduce the risk of illness when open water swimming leaflet click here.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.
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