The Hub of the Shotley Peninsula
Set in 400 acres of beautiful countryside, Alton Water Park provides the perfect location for walks, cycle rides, wildlife spotting and family picnics.
The site offers a range of services including a cafe and visitor centre. Activities include an eight-mile rambling route and an eight-mile cross-country cycle track. Bikes are available to hire from the Visitor Centre.
Alton Water can also boast a wide array of water sports, including excellent sailing and windsurfing facilities. Fishing is also available, with bream and pike the most popular quarry. Day and season permits are available from the visitor centre.
For those interested in wildlife, Alton Water Park hosts a variety of interesting waterfowl, especially in winter. New conservation zones and bird hides have been established to increase biodiversity with the help of local conservation volunteers.
Alton Water Park is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day. Site closing times are advertised at the car park entrances, usually between 9am and dusk.
Numerous events are held at Alton Water throughout the year, check the What's On section of this website or contact 01473 589105 www.anglianwater.co.uk/leisure