Fairlop Waters Country Park
Important COVID-19 information
The Boathouse is now open from 9am – 5pm Monday – Sunday. Toilets will be available and we will be offering take-away hot drinks, soft drinks and cake! So please continue to support Fairlop Waters, and enjoy a coffee as part of your daily outdoor exercise.
From Monday 29 March when 2 households/6 people can meet outside, we will reinstate the external patio furniture and picnic benches. From 12 April we will offer bottled alcohol for sale with seating externally on the patio area (we are looking to extend operating hours to 7/8pm Thursday-Sunday).
ANGLING – is still permitted, with additional guidance from the Angling Trust, please visit our angling page for more information.
Please note that the Golf Courses and Driving Range will remain close until further notice.
The lake is not open to the public for water sport (swimming, paddleboarding, canoeing etc.) Members of Fairlop Sailing, Windsurfing and Rowing Clubs please contact your officials to confirm arrangements and season tickets.
COVID Guidance & Updates
About Fairlop Waters
There are accessible pathways for all to enjoy a walk through the country park year round, as well as a network of natural routes allowing you to get closer to the wildlife. The large lake provides a location for watersports such as sailing, rowing and windsurfing. There is also a large function hall/meeting room, bar and restaurant and a small function room for hire. Fairlop Waters Country Park is also an approved premise, licensed to hold weddings and civil ceremonies. For those adventurous visitors, we have the High Ropes and Climbing facility suitable for all ages, the largest boulder park in the UK as well as a large natural play area for younger visitors. Come and try out the UK’s largest boulder park located beside the lake at Fairlop Waters Country Park. The Boulder Park consists of 9 individual boulders which are constructed of sprayed and carved concrete and vary in heights and shapes to cater for all standards, from novice to expert. They are all designed for solo climbing and are a great place to practice bouldering and traversing skills.
Activities at Fairlop Waters
We have range of weekly activities taking place in and around the lake at Fairlop Waters from sailing to buggy fitness, for more information see our regular activities. Our Walking for Health Group meets regularly at Fairlop Waters for meeting dates and times see our Walking for Health page. Orienteering is a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors. Use the maps to navigate the course at your own pace, maps cost £1 and are available from the Bar at Fairlop Waters or from the Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre.