Berkshire


Location - Town: Slough
Location - County: berkshire
Description/directions to location: just off the A412 between iver heath and slough,

only 4 miles from m40 and m25 interchange.

the lake backs onto pinewood studios land
Type: General boating lake
Size: Large
Depth: "Snorkel"
Shoreline access: 80% access
Toilets / Shop / other facilities - please list: toilets and cafe- serving hot cold drinks, hot and cold food, and ice creams and similar

parking in pay and display @ £2-00 per day- frequent visitors can buy a parking season ticket from attendant
Open Public Access:
Local model boat club: yes
Website: www.blackparkmodelboatclub.co.uk
Any restrictions? (Noise, speed, etc): sail, steam and electric models only - LOCAL BYELAWS PROHIBIT IC MODELS - , parking is 100m from lake side and is pay and display, the lake is a free lake and open to all-

the club meets on sunday mornings from about 10 am to 3 pm, and on thursdays afternoons from midday until about 4pm

Anything else to add?: great big deep clean lake, sometimes shared with fishermen, but there is plenty of water to go around. Access is approx 90% round the lake. Friendly club- informal sailing competitions. All manner of models sail, tugs, trawlers , fast electrics, hovercraft, yachts, a big model submarine club too. One third of the lake is nature reserve - no access,


Beale Park, Lower Basildon, Berkshire

Website

Within the pay-to-enter park there are three boating lakes and one is suitable for freesailers. The park is the home water of the Mid Thames Model Boat Club and there are two regattas a year, as well as the exotic birds and animals, gardens and steam railway. The owner of the park has his own amazing model boat collection which is shown in the Pavilion.

A good day out for all the family...

Info from Trevor Smith / Listed by Andy Tribble [04.05.2007]

Anything to add or amend?