DORNEY LAKE

LOCATION

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5 minutes from J7 off the M4.

DISTANCE

4.5k, well surfaced tarmac track surrounds 2k rowing lake.

SURFACE/DESIGNATION

High quality asphalt, laid 2004/5. Very few stones or potholes. Also very flat for most of trail, and wide enough for skating without any concerns. 250m markers the length of the rowing lake.

SAFETY DETAILS

Watch out for rowing coaches using the trails.

FACILITIES

The finishing hut / control room has a large glass area which is very useful for self-analysis of technique (like a mirror). The boathouse has toilets, showers and changing facilities for groups and paying users. Good parking facilities.

OTHER DETAILS

Best avoided when rowing regattas are taking place. Rowing coaches have priority on the trails but can be easily avoided. The facility may be closed occasionally for other events. Privately owned by Eton College. Members of the public may use the facility for free individually, but groups must pay a fee. Parking on the grass is strictly prohibited, and there is a large car park.

Iain Ballentine,
The Rollerski Co