Visiting Our Parkland & Grounds


Although Dorney Lake is privately owned, we welcome visitors to enjoy and explore our grounds of over 400 acres of scenic parkland and arboretum.

Please see our Sports Events Calendar or the 'Latest News' section on our Home Page for dates where we will be closed to the public for private and sporting events. 


Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) 


Following confirmed cases of Avian Influenza in the local area, please take note of the following guidance-

Do not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds that you find.

Keep dogs on leads at all times to prevent the spread of any contamination they come across

Do not feed the birds 


In Great Britain, if you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra helpline - 03459 33 55 77

For further information, please refer to the guidance on the Government Website -

Public Access to our Grounds and Arboretum


Our Main Entrance Gates will be open for public access to the grounds and arboretum for leisure purposes from-

07.30am - 08.00pm

If your vehicle has not vacated site before the gates have closed at 08.00pm, there will be nobody available to open the gates to allow exit until the following morning. These timings are subject to change at any time. 


Our grounds are to be open for a trial period until March 2022. This will be under continual review to ensure our venue remains a safe environment for all users and the immediate local community. 

Please note that the main entrance is the only way to access and exit site. All of the pedestrian gates will remain closed.

Due to reduced numbers of staff, we kindly ask that you assist us in taking any litter home with you to keep site clean and tidy for public use.



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. 

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




Dorney Lake Site Rules

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

· 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 travelling 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 paths around the lake to avoid a collision. The inner paths (the paths closest to the water) are for rowing 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 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 behaviour towards our staff or any member of the public within our site will not be tolerated under any circumstances.


I love using Dorney Lake, our delegates are always delighted with the location, facilities and food.

Trudy Haigh, RBWM