Watersports

Looking for something to help keep your kids activity and outside over the school breaks.  at Manley mere we offer a range of dry and wet activities for them to choose from. Our experience staff ensure that your kids stay safe and most importantly have fun. we run RYA sailing, windsurfing and power boating courses as well as British canoeing courses to help develop your Childs skills to have them try it out for the first time. If getting wet is not something they are keen on why not check our range of land based activities

Open Hire

Kayak, Canoe, SUP or Sail we can all agree that being out on the water is great fun. At Manley mere we make it easier to hire out our equipment. We have a range of crafts available to suit what ever you are after. Take out a stable kayak and explore the lake or why not try out our SUPs and see if you have the balance. 

NO Expeience  required

hire out any of our paddles sports and get on the water. 

OPEN TIMES
10AM - 4:30PM

To Hire: Visit the shop

Equipment is hired out on a first come first serve basis. On the rare chance that all the equipment is out we start a queue and hire out the equipment when available

Reservations: Groups of 8+ can Reserve subject to availability with a £50 deposit

HIRE 1 Hour 3 Hours Day
Buoyancy Aid
£3
£6
£8
Wetsuit
£5
£8
£11

Paddlesports

NO Experience Needed

Single Kayak

Difficulty
1/5
Wet Factor
4/5

Price: £12.50

Capacity: 1

Single sit on top kayak is perfect for all participants we have 2 styles of boat to choose from the RTM mambo and the RTM mojito. The mambo has an inbuilt running keel so are a lot easier to paddle in a straight line and has a larger weight capacity so is often given adult paddlerS. The RTM mojito on the other hand has a flat hull so is very manoverable and so slightly harder to paddle in a straight line. 

Both kayaks are open top so if you capsize the craft you will not be trapped and its possible to flip the craft and climb back in.

Double Kayak

Difficulty
2/5
Wet Factor
4/5

Price: £20

Capacity: 2

Double the fun on our duo kayaks these are longer that our single kayaks and are capable of having two paddlers. These craft are open top so there is not issue if you capsize in them.

Team work is crucial when using the duo kayak as you need to work together to paddle it around on the lake. 

 

 

 

SUP

Difficulty
2/5
Wet Factor
5/5

Price: £15

Capacity: 1

Stand up paddle boarding is a great way of getting onto the water and seeing the lake from a new perspective. 

The lake is ideal for beginners as it doesn’t have any large waves making it easier to stay on your feet. SUP boarding is relatively easy to pick up as the boards have fins underneath that aid in keeping you in a straight line and once you have got used to the board you will soon be paddling around the lake at your leisure.

however we would suggest that you be prepared to get wet as falling in has a high chance of occurring but getting back on isn’t difficult.

Canoe

Difficulty
2/5
Wet Factor
1/5

Price: £25

Capacity: 3 (must have 1 adult on board)

If you are looking to get on the water with more in your group the canoes are a great alternative. 

These larger craft can hold up to 3 people and their large profile make them stable. These boats are moved using single paddle blades so its important to work together as a team. 

These craft are designed to keep you as dry as possible when on the water but if you are wanting to get wet and jump in these craft are not ideal as they will fill up and can capsize. 

XL SUP

Difficulty
3/5
Wet Factor
5/5

Price: £80 (£10 per person)

Capacity: 8

Bigger is always better this XL SUP is a great way of having fun with friends. This giant sup has capacity for 8 people and required everyone to work together. 

Much more stable than a single SUP you will still find yourself falling in and have great fun it makes a great platform for jumping in and its guaranteed to bring a smile on everyones face.

Split the cost with your friends or family and have a great time out on the water.

Self Launch

Difficulty
4/5
Wet Factor
1/5

SUP/Kayak/Canoe: £11 (after 3pm £7.50)

Sailing Boat: £13 (after 3pm £7.50)

If you own your own boat and want to get on the water its a simple process drop into the shop and fill in the self launch form and pay. 

All participants are required to wear  buoyancy aids 

If you want to visit regularly we also have a monthly and yearly licence that allows you to get on the water as much as you like.

Month licence Annual licence
Paddlesports
£47
£295
Sailing boat
£57
£355 (includes storage)

Dinghies

Single Handed

Difficulty
2/5
Wet Factor
2/5

Taz/Topaz: 1 Hour £20

2 Hour £30

3 Hour £37.50

Capacity: 1

We have two dinghies available when it comes to the single handed craft the TOPAZ and TAZ. Both are are made by topper and are both great little boats the difference between them is there weight capacity.

The Taz is designed for younger users between the ages of 8-11 they are smaller in general and have a smaller sail area to ensure that younger sailers can still handle high wind conditions.

The Topaz is more suitable for older children and adults.

Minimum Pre Requisite: RYA Youth STAGE 2, RYA Adult LEVEL 1

Crewed

Difficulty
2/5
Wet Factor
1/5

OMEGA: 1 Hour £40

2 Hour £50

3 Hour £57.50

Capacity: 2

For crewed boats we mainly use the Omega a large stable boat that allows for performance sailing without being to unmanageable. 

The larger boat requires that two people are on board to sail as this will have both main sail and jib. The middle bench makes this a comfortable boat for bother crew and helm

Minimum Pre Requisite: RYA Youth STAGE 3+, RYA Adult LEVEL 2

Windsurf

Difficulty
3/5
Wet Factor
5/5

Basic: £15

Intermediate: £17.50

Capacity: 1

Windsurfing has been a focused sport for manly as it was the first centre to have a purpose built lake designed with windsurfing in mind. As such we offer a range of board and sail sizes. 

For boards we have 3 main style inflatable wind sup boards, plastic beginner board and composite board 

In RIGs we have sizes from 1.5m to 9m 

We have 2 prices point based on what equipment you would like the hire with beginners board being the basic equipment and planning equipment at the intermediate price

Minimum Pre Requisite: RYA START WINDSURF

Fishing

OPEN TIMES
7AM - 4:30PM

Fishing Ticket: £10

The lake has a stock of Carp, Rud, Roach, Bream and Mirror Carp. The lake has an average depth of 2m and the lake has put in a natural dye to prevent algae bloom and weed growth this has had no negative effect on fish stocks

The shop opens around 9:30am so if you arrive early please set up your area and then visit the shop to get your ticket.We do regular check around the lake to make sure all fishermen have paid.

Rules:

  1. 2 Rod Max per person
  2. Do not use barbed hooks
  3. Please Keep pathways clear to allow walker to pass
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