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Water Sports

Open Water Swimming

We welcome Triathlon swimmers and open water swimmers for training. Please note all swimmers must wear wetsuits. Quoted by one of the leading triathlon magazines as "the clearest lake in the north of England for swimming", Ellerton Park holds two major and a number of smaller Triathlon events. Qualified instructors are available for open water swimming - book by appointment with Wild About Swimming.


The lake is very popular with divers and is ideal for training purposes with a maximum depth of 10 meters. There are certain objects placed within the lake for the more experienced divers to investigate and a platform for easy access in and out of the water. Visibility is generally very good as the lake is fed by natural springs.

Water Sports

For a great day out, come and spend a day on the water with your own sailing boat, canoe or kayak. The easy access into the lake from our large car park makes it ideal for all non-motorised watersports.

The 60 acres of fresh water allows for plenty of scope for the more skilled operators whilst youngsters and beginners can try the smaller, quieter bays situated around the lake.

We also welcome schools, clubs and organisations.


Ellerton Park has an excellent reputation for course fishing and is fast becoming one of the best Carp waters in the area, with specimen fish being caught in excess of 30lb. The lake is also well stocked with Bream, Roach, Perch and Pike.


The Scouts have their North Yorkshire water activities centre at Ellerton Park and can be seen here most weekends, using the water or camping adjacent to the Scout compound.

Please Note: For the benefit of park users, dogs are not allowed on the park or in the car park.

Prices for 2017

Scuba Diving £7.00 per day
Canoeing, kayaking and sailing £7.00 per day
Triathlon Swimmers £5.00 per day
Fishing £7.00 per day
All children under 16 £4.00 per day
All other visitors £1.00 per day

Opening Times (March 1st - 30th November 2016)

Weekdays Opens 8am Closes 6pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays Opens 8am Closes 5pm

Opening Times ( March 1st 2017 - 30th November 2017)

Weekdays Opens 8am Closes 6pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays Opens 8am Closes 5pm



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All the qualifications to meet all your needs. Vast open water, pool and event experience. From beginners to long distance swimmers catered for.
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