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Man Made Lake | Berkshire, UK | 5 stars

Location and directions

Monkey Island Lane
Windsor Road

Management Description

Swim outdoors with Bray Lake Watersports, based in Maidenhead, Berkshire. We're conveniently located for the M4/M25 and offer swimming all year round!

All novice and seasoned swimmers are welcome to take part with our varied length swim courses (200m to 1000m). Coaching, wetsuit hire and stand-up paddleboarding also available on-site.

Open Saturdays and Sundays 8.30-9.30am during the winter months, and from the start of April, 6am-9am and 6pm until dusk Tuesday and Thursday, 6am-9am Saturday and Sunday. Sessions may start around 6.30am and finish early during the first couple of weeks in the main season – check our FB braylakeows and website for details of seasonal opening and closing times.

- Pay-as-you-go
- Membership available
- Showers and changing rooms
- Wetsuits optional
- Café
- Friendly & relaxed environment

Opening times

April - October
Morning session
Sunday 06:00 - 09:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 09:00
Thursday 06:00 - 09:00
Saturday 06:00 - 09:00
April - October
Evening session
Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
November - March
Morning session
Sunday 08:00 - 10:00
Saturday 08:00 - 10:00

Venue facilities

Changing rooms
Wetsuit rental

Contact details

Tel: 01628 638860

1 swimmers' reviews 5 stars

Water quality 5 stars
Atmosphere 5 stars
Changing facilities 3 stars
Cafe 5 stars
Atmosphere 5 stars
Atmosphere 5 stars
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Recent reviews

Jun 2020 5 stars


I swam here regularly in the winter and the team were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and I felt very safe. Also, the cafe does AMAZING pancakes, and they are always worth the journey no matter how long the swim is. Very pleased with all the adaptations made to be covid secure, and the swim is good as ever.

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