Telephone: 0114 2471452

Bring Your Own Boat

Launching your own equipment
. It is possible for customers to launch their own boats on the main Watersports lake at Rother Valley Country Park.



Season, day and evening (within 3 hours of the lake closure) rates are available, please pay and obtain a launch sticker from the Watersports Centre reception prior to launching.

Buoyancy aids or life jackets must be worn (with the exception of windsurfers wearing harnesses) at all times.

Private Boat Compound
The Watersports Centre offers members of the public secure lakeside private boat storage.
Numbered spaces measuring 5m x 2m (16ft x 6ft7ins) are available for sailing craft.

Spaces are available for either storage only, or storage that is inclusive of unlimited launches throughout the Watersports Centre’s opening times.

Annual subscriptions are valid between 1st April and 31st March each year.

The Watersports Centre closes for the Winter period from early December through to mid February. Owners of boats stored in the public compounds can still gain access to their craft by making contact with the park office to arrange collection of the keys from the Park Rangers.


Engine testing
Power boat owners have use of the main Watersports lake every morning between 9.00-10.00 subject to other events on the water. 

The engine testing session is an opportunity for members of the public check over their boats on safe sheltered water before heading to the coast.

If your boat is recently out of storage or has undergone maintenance work then this is the perfect chance to get afloat and run your craft.

Proof of 3rd party insurance is required, so please check in at the Centre before launching. Spaces are limited each morning so please call and speak to a member of staff to book in your session.



Events in 2020

A number of events and dates are changing at the Park due to Coronavirus

Published: 31/03/2020 09:31 by Joanne Edley

Waleswood Caravan and Camping Park is currently closed due to COVID-19

Waleswood Caravan and Campng Park is currently closed due to Government Guidelines

Published: 31/03/2020 08:44 by Joanne Edley

COVID-19 Update

The latest news on the measures we are taking

Published: 19/03/2020 10:00 by Jon Hinchcliffe

Mountain Bikers Please Note Rother Valley Riders have closed the mountain bike trails

Rother Valley Riders are the volunteers who maintain the trails in the park, they have made the decision to close these until the ground conditons improve and would appreciate your understanding and co-operation

Published: 08/02/2020 12:17 by Joanne Edley

The Current Car Parking Situation

Restricted Parking areas

Published: 09/01/2020 09:25 by Ian Dixon


Events in 2020

A number of events and dates are changing at the Park due to Coronavirus

Published: 31/03/2020 09:31 by Joanne Edley

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