Water Skiing

Tallington Lakes has one of the highest rated water ski slalom course lakes in Europe, and boasts excellent water conditions for beginners right through to tournament standard skiers.

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.

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.

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 with wakeboard sliders. It also has a slalom course (short and full course) for club members use during tournaments.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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, 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 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.

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, 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 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.


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

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.

Our fleet of BIC SUPs come in a range of sizes so young and old can enjoy a paddle about our lakes. The hire includes a buoyancy aid, and if the weather is a little cool a wetsuit.

Cost £5 per person per hour.

Fitness enthusiasts have found this popular watersport as a good core strength workout! So why not have some fun while your working out!

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

 

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

Speed Boat Driver Level 2 (SBD2)

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 four persons required, prices are per person, large groups are welcome.

Adults £6.50 - 1 hour
Juniors (U16) £5.50 - 1 hour

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


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

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 £5 for 10 minutes.

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

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 here at Tallington Lakes on Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 5-8pm (or earlier depending on light), for just £5 a session, from April to September. Please check  Facebook for start date, when water temperature 12°C. Or buy 10 swims for the price of 8, that's a big saving!

Or for an even bigger saving, get your hands on an Annual Swim Ticket. Enjoy access to all sessions throughout the season from April to September for only £120.

The Annual Swim Ticket or the 10 swims for the price of 8 is only to be used by the named purchaser; non-transferable.

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

From June through to August the lake will be open every Saturday morning for you early risers. The lake will be open from 8am to 11am.

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

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

Open Water Swim Clinics

We will be running open water swim clinics throughout the year. Full details to be confirmed shortly.

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

Fishing

Fishing is quite low key at Tallington Lakes and as a result large catches of specimen sized fish are quite common.  
 
Most species of course fish can be caught, the more specialist angler will be pleased to note that there are some large wily carp available and the pike in the winter are superb.

Please note: Tallington Lakes is primarily a watersports resort, as a result all floating craft have priority.

Day tickets at £7.50 per adult includes park entry fee. £4 per child U16. There is no close season. Please see site map for restrictions.

A current and valid rod licence must be shown before purchasing a day ticket. Night fishing is not permitted.

Respect the wildlife and our water, please take all your litter and unused bait home with you.