Greater Manchester

Location - Town: Sale
Location - County: greater manchester
Description/directions to location: trafford model boat club
at the trafford water sports center just off junction 6 m60 manchester.
new club running all classes including ic fast electric steam sail etc
Type: General boating lake
Size: Heroic
Depth: "Waders"
Shoreline access: 80% access
Toilets / Shop / other facilities - please list: everything on site toilets cafe restraunt bar watersports center
Open Public Access: Open access
Local model boat club: yes
Website: www.traffordmodelboatclub.co.uk
Any restrictions? (Noise, speed, etc): no restricition at all
Anything else to add?: brilliant new location in the northwest
membership to club avaialble or day permit insurance required

Listed by Mark Wild [12.03.2008]

Location - Town: Fallowfield, Manchester
Location - County: Greater Manchester [2-3 miles south of centre] (Was Lancashire)
Description/directions to location: Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, M/cr.
The model boating lake and paddling pool were filled in, in the early sixties and the 'full size' boating lake is now nearly all for model boats, if you exclude the wild fowl, which inhabit the large island.
The original purpose built model boating lake thrived before WW2, with special club house for yachts. Present club house is good for the model club and is a section of the large lake row boat and full size 'tripper' boat house, which have virtually fallen by the wayside.
General sailing is Sunday mornings.

Type: General boating lake
Size: Medium / Large
Depth: "Waders"
Shoreline access: Full access
Toilets / Shop / other facilities - please list: All general park facilities.
Open Public Access: yes
Local model boat club: yes
Website: http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/sjbooty/
Any restrictions? (Noise, speed, etc): None I.C.
Multimap:
Anything else to add?:

Listed by David J Drinkwater [12.09.2005]

Location - Town: Stockport
Location - County: Greater Manchester
Description/directions to location: Etherow Country Park
George Street
Compstall
Stockport
Type: Pond
Size: Medium / Small
Depth: "Waders"
Shoreline access: Limited
Toilets / Shop / other facilities - please list: Toilets and Cafe facilities
full disabled access
Open Public Access:
Local model boat club: yes
Website: www.etherowmodelboatclub.co.uk
Any restrictions? (Noise, speed, etc): No I.C. due to Wildlife

Map

Listed by Adrian Pheasey, 28-11-2004

Updated by Richard Hemingway, 11-02-2005:

The country park is run by the council and model boats have to be sailed only on the smaller lake, launched and controlled from the landing stage. Our club has a lease with the council so visitors are our guests.

Updated by Richard Hemingway, 11-07-2006:

Pictures of our re-vamped landing stage - just finished:

 

Anything to add or amend?