Lake currently closed. A message on the Dorney Lake Website reads: ‘Site Closure. Due to safety issues, our grounds and parkland are to remain closed to the public from the 1st March 2021 until further notice’.
Dorney Lake is a 2,200m purpose built lake owned and financed by Eton College, set in 400 acres of parkland. The land includes an arboretum and nature conservation area. The lake was made for and used in the 2012 Olympics and still has its Olympic rings on display today.
The lake is situated in Dorney, Buckinghamshire not far from Eton and Windsor. The lake can be accessed by the public for walking. When we visited there were lots of walkers with their children who were on their bikes and scooters as the paths around the lake are flat, which is also great for buggies.
During our walk at Dorney Lake we saw a swan, grebes and cormorants and it was wonderful to see the grebes diving up and down in the water fishing.
Once you enter the Dorney Lake entrance, there is a public car park. The car park costs £2.50 for the day and it was pay by card only when we visited.
Just up the road from the lake you will find Dorney Court which has a great little garden centre and cafe called Crocus at Dorney Court. Postcode (SL4 6QP). They serve great cakes and have a fab little play area in their garden.
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