Please note currently the water is only open at weekends, we will be fully open from Mon 12th March 2018

For those with their own equipment we have facilities for launching


Day Ticket - £12.00 per board

Weekdays after 2pm - £6.00 per board ( not inc Bank Holidays)

Launch cards and Season tickets are also available for regular windsurfers

10 Launch Card - £90.00

6 month season ticket - £130.00


Sailing Dinghies

Day Ticket - £20.00 per dinghy

Weekdays after 2pm - £10.00 per dinghy ( not inc Bank Holidays)

10 Launch Card - £150.00

Sailing dinghies can also be launched from the sailing club Wednesday - Sunday, if you have a large boat or keel boat then thier slipway may be more suitable. For further info contact the saiing club direct 01629 540609.



Sit on tops, kayaks, open canoes and stand up paddleboards are welcome.

Day Ticket - £8.00 per craft

Weekdays after 2pm - £4.00 per craft ( not inc Bank Holidays)

10 Launch Card - £50.00

All paddlesports are restricted to a zoned area (within yellow buoys) 


Click here for opening times

Click here regarding information on water levels


Third party insurance is required if you are launching your own craft

Please note that 3rd party insurance cannot be obtained from the watersports centre, this must be acquired prior to launching at Carsington Water.

3rd Party insurance for windsurfing can be obtained from the Royal Yachting Association

3rd Party insurance for canoes can be obtained from the British Canoe Union


Please note:

Buoyancy aids and/or harnesses must be worn at all times.

All launching charges include carparking and use of the changing facilities and showers.

A manned Safety Boat is available to people launching who are in danger.