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Queenford Lakes Open Water Swimming (Oxford Wakeboard & Ski Club) Featured venue

Man Made Lake | Oxfordshire, UK | 4.98 stars

Location and directions

Queenford Lakes Watersports Centre
Burcot Lane
Berinsfield
Oxfordshire

OX10 7PQ

Contact details

Opening times

May - September
Sunday 06:00 - 09:45
Monday 18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 06:00 - 08:45
Thursday 18:00 - 20:00

Management Description

Back open for 2020. Pre-booking of specific time-slots only, via the Actio App - bookings open 24h before the sessions. NOWCA wristband registration required . Social distancing guidelines in place. #Lifeisbetteratthelake


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44 swimmers' reviews 4.98 stars

Water quality 2.43 stars
Atmosphere 2.45 stars
Changing facilities 1.50 stars
Cafe 2.09 stars
Atmosphere 2.45 stars
Atmosphere 2.45 stars
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Jun 2020 5 stars

Like going on a mini holiday

The place is lovely, full of wildlife and the water is super clear. Even with the new covid measures which have made is a super safe place to go, it has retained a wonderul atmosphere of excitement and friendliness as well as safety and efficiency. Their is always a personal touch too and everyone is greeted and encouraged. The cafe does take away drinks and food, so there is no need to go inside and it's all delicious.

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Jun 2020 4 stars

Well managed

Excellent thoughtful adaptation to accommodate covid restrictions. Choice of 3 well marked swim courses. Parking is well managed. Staff are friendly and welcoming

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Great Lake for a Swim

The folks here have made it easy and safe to enjoy an open water swim. The slot booking system works well.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Outstanding!

In everyway, lovely staff, the water is clean, the routes are well set out, easy entry & exit points. I love swimming at Queenford lake. Highly recommended.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Wonderful organisation and lake

The staff are very helpful and friendly and I feel very safe when swimming at the lake. It’s got brilliant parking and facilities. They have organised a very successful Covid safe site and I really appreciate everything they have done for myself and the swimming community that use the lake.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Fantastic location

A great venue with good water quality and well marked routes. Staff are very helpful and have planned the social distancing return very well. Love swimming here!

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Perfect OWS venue

Love swimming here, water quality great, organisation great, superb safety team on water and shore. Great variety of loops.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Fantastic lake & friendly staff

The lake at Queensford is well maintained, the staff are friendly and price per swim is very reasonable. They currently offer 10 swims for £50 or £6 if you pay each session. The changing facilities are functional and really the only thing that let's it down. You can easily while away several lovely hours with a swim, tea, cake and a chat with friends. There are benches by the lake, and a footpath around the site for further exploring or a post swim run. There is plenty of parking and lots of space for bikes. The cafe is a real highlight! The lake is lovely and there is a fantastic bunch of volunteers who look after you from their kayaks/sups, making it feel very safe. There are 3 loops, currently set at 500m, 750m and 850m, so distances for a variety of abilities. I highly recommend Queensford Lake!

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Great Venue, nice people

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Jun 2020 5 stars

The Complete Package

Very friendly, well organised and safe conditions. Water quality superb. There are smiling faces everywhere you look. A superb atmosphere and stunning views across the water, particularly in the evenings. Highly recommended.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Wonderful place to swim

Recommend you go there and try it for yourself

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Amazing place to swim

Beautiful, safe, friendly and a great cafe!

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Beautiful Location

Lovely lake in the Chilterns. Choice of different loops. Easy entry via a beach. Friendly and accommodates swimmers of all levels. The very best thing is the excellent safety team who are on the lake in canoes and paddle boards as well as on the shore.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Lovely friendly safe

This is a great spot, really well organised, catering for large numbers so not always peaceful in mid session. But I can always lose myself at the far reaches, and still know I'm safe. Friendly - I'm happy going alone.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

A great venue and super friendly!

Always an enjoyable experience.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Great Swimming Lake

Love this place, water is nice and clear, friendly people.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Just fantastic!

An absolute pleasure to swim here

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Great set up

Well thought out for getting us safely back in the water

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Love this place!

Very friendly and very well organised. A wonderful place to swim.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Couldn't be better

Having been a few times this year I can say this high rating isn't just a product of relief at being able to swim again! It's a good, efficient set-up with friendly people and a nice place to swim.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Excellent

So welcoming and well run. Always a pleasure to go there and swim.

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Lovely lake and friendly staff

Very welcoming. Staff always cheerful and helpful. Nice setting, always enjoyable

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Jun 2020 5 stars

Great lake- good organization

The organizers do a great job of managing swimmers, car parking and providing safety cover. They have particularly done well to get things going this summer given the social distancing guidelines etc

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