Location - Town: Llandudno (West Shore)
Anything else to add?: There's also a good sized shallow paddling pool on the main Llandudno sea front - opposite end to the pier (only filled with water during summer months). Aerial photo
Mark - Are you aware of the superb model boating lake at Llanfairfechan, just up the coast. I'm a regular visitor to the town,(I live in Cheshire) and whilst my main interest is R/C aircraft I regularly walk by the model boating lake at Llanfairfechan. Some sort of group/club appears to operate there on occasional Sunday mornings, but don't know which one it is. There appears to be open public access to the lake, which is wader depth.
Hope that helps a bit.
Updated 24/02/2005, Mike Jeenes:
The Boating Lake at Llanfairfechan is still in use by the Colwyn Bay Club and The Gwynedd Club. It is suitable for all classes but IOM is the deepest keel advisable. There are toilets, Cafe and shops within easy reach. Car access can be gained to the lakeside but insurance is required by the local council if you do this, contact one of the clubs for details.I do not know for certain but I understand that the Colwyn club meet there every Sunday however the Gwynedd club only use it on the last Wednesday of each month.
Updated 20/08/2006 by Mike McCarthy:
This lake is used by the sailing
section of the Colwyn Bay Club.
The Gwynedd club meet every Sunday at Lleyn Pedarn, Llanberis. Access is via a public slipway in the 'Village Carpark'. Insurance is required. Toilets, cafe etc. all close. Virtualy 100% access to the lakeside but be prepared to do some walking because the lake is about three miles long and 1/4 mile wide in places, depth about 120meters. A good bunch of lads will make anyone welcome. (NO I.C., noise and water pollution, local bylaws). Contact for the Gwynedd club is Mr Ray Steed 01758 720478. If you contact him please mention my name Mike Jeenes.
Posted 24/02/2005, Mike Jeenes
super place, nice group of enthusiasts on a Sunday. No getting your
boat back if it sinks though. We lost
one last week. Its too deep even for sub-aqua people to help.
Yes, this is a model...!
Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay - is the following in this aerial photograph?
Gareth Morgan edits 'The Turning
Pole', which is the club magazine of the Vintage Model Yacht Group,
and lives in the area. He reports: "Eirias
Park, Colwyn Bay, is a very pretty little pond but really too small for
racing model yachts, however ideal for toys and smaller power models.
Once in the Park it is well signposted".
Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club [More]
"Rhyl is undergoing
a regeneration on the seafront, the lake is not there at present,
doubt it will appear again.
Many thanks Paul - very helpful.
Anything to add or amend? More pics?