The beautiful Manvers Lake, set in the South Yorkshire Countryside.


Manvers Lake, the home to AquaPaddle Rotherham was built in the mid 1990’s as part of the regeneration scheme following the closure of the Colliery. The money for this came from the European Regional Development Fund and the Derelict Land Grants.

In 2008, British Canoeing took a 250-year lease on the lake and built a wonderful boat house and café. This was completed in 2010. The Manvers Waterfront Boat Club is residence and the whole area is now managed by The Manvers Lake and Dearne Valley Trust.

If you would like to Volunteer and become a member of the local Crew, please contact the local AquaPaddle Captains through the Discord Comms System or email AquaPaddle

The route is three laps of the tranquil Manvers Lake. The fun of having laps is that it keeps everyone together and you can give and receive encouragement from other AquaPaddlers. Plus your friends and family can watch from the banks.

There is always time to relax and chat with the other AquaPaddlers after the event. Make new friends and plan outings of your own. Also, you will likely meet AquaPaddlers from other parts of the country as they travel around trying to visit all the locations and paddle on new waterways.

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There is plenty of parking in the paid parking bays.

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There is a Café on site serving a wide range of food and drink.



There are changing facilities and toilets on site.

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