Sunset Hire

Sunset Hire

With our Sunset Hire product you can come and spend the evening on our beautiful lake on a paddleboard or kayak! to watch the sunset

Sunset Hire any time between 5:30pm and 8:30pm!

Sunset Launch

Sunset Launch your own equipment

With our Sunset Launch product you can come and spend the evening on our beautiful lake with your own craft! to watch the sunset

Whether you have a Paddle Board or a Kayak this is a great option for day launch.
Plus you can use our SUP Inflation Station for FREE

Sunset Launch your own equipment any time between 5:30pm and 8:30pm!
For extra participants (maximum 3 extra per craft) please add on after selection as an add on

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launch your own equipment

Launch your own equipment

With our Day Launch product you can come and spend the day on our beautiful lake with your own craft!

Whether you have a Paddle Board or a Kayak this is a great option for day launch.
Plus you can use our SUP Inflation Station for FREE

Launch your own equipment any time between 10am and 5pm!
For extra participants (maximum 3 extra per craft) please add on after selection as an add on

Multi Activitiy Days

Our Holiday Multi Activity Days are the perfect way for your child to get out of the house, to meet some new friends, and gain some new experiences!

Craft Hire

Explore the lake in one of our Katakanus

Events at Horseshoe Lake

10m x 15m Stretch Tent Hire

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Horseshoe Lake Water Sport Activities

Book your party at The Lake!

Looking for something unique and exciting for your Birthday, Anniversary, Stag/Hen do, or leaving party? Our activity Parties are the best way to celebrate your occasion!

ONLY £200

Schools at Horseshoe Lake

Our school activity sessions are designed with guidance from the national curriculum, Royal Yachting Association, and British Canoeing to give your pupils an experience of learning outside of the classroom.

Casual Hire Family

Craft Hire

Children aged between 8 and 16 must be accompanied on the water by an adult over 18 on a 1 adult 3 children ratio

Horseshoe Lake Water Sport Activities

RYA Youth Sailing Courses

Mega Sup

The Mega SUP

You can fit up to 8 people on one of these Stand Up Paddleboards!

PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY - please make sure you have filled in your waiver prior to arrival for all participants

Welcome to Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre, we offer a range of outdoor activities from Craft Hire to Bespoke Group bookings. With beautiful surroundings, and professional staff; Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre is the perfect venue for your next adventure!

Water Temperature

Water Temp 21°

As of 17th July

200m, 400m & 800m

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Sue BSue B
16:00 16 Feb 24
Great walk, dog heaven, lovely coffee shop, free parking, toilets, indoor seating great wildlife. Very busy weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays, parking can be difficult, walk if you can, although if you come along from Firglen estate way no footpath and road very busy. Nice lot of wintering birds. Can get very muddy after rainfall. Swimming at centre only, need to goggle to find times and cost.
terry dolleryterry dollery
14:04 21 Jan 24
Lovely place to walk with nice little cafe and toilets.Dog loves it .🐕
Tracey TylerTracey Tyler
13:02 01 Jan 24
Lovely place to walk, not massive but enough for a stroll. A cafe by the lake which has seating inside, tho space is limited, seating outside also. Toilets outside too which are clean.
Kat JagKat Jag
13:10 01 Dec 23
This is an amazing place. We hired a kayak and had a blast. Stunning lake, the place is easy to get to, spacious car park, you can hire an equipment or bring your own. Staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. Book your visit beforehand and of you go... you will enjoy 😉
Huiyun ZhangHuiyun Zhang
22:51 13 Nov 23
There’re horses in the hills. And they are very tame and beautiful. You can spot some dears lying in a distance as well. The vibe is very peaceful. You can see the cows by walking on the pretty village path around the lake. The lake is beautiful and broad. We could press the bell from the window and call to buy some hot drinks and sit on the wood made seats and watching people boating. Very enjoyable place. Fresh and in the nature.
Fantastic hire venue for Standup Paddleboarding. Love the feel of the place, chilled atmosphere and everyone always smiling. Dogs very welcome and allowed to paddleboard with you which is the reason I'm happy to travel some distance to visit. They test for green blue algae to keep us all safe. Free lifejacket with your hire (you need to provide one for your dog - but any sensible dog owner would happily do so anyway). The cafe has tasy food and nice coffee in big mugs! Free parking made even bigger this year and looks like they've plans to further expand in future. All in all a great day out
Miss JessMiss Jess
14:44 16 Aug 23
Great place for a walk around the lake and beside the River Blackwater.Even better is booking a session on/in the water. As an open water swimmer/dipper, I can confirm this lake is well managed, clean and has well marked courses for laps. There is a sandy beach to enter the lake with a gentle gradient.You can book kayaking and paddle boarding courses and they are well organised from the ones I've watched while swimming.There's a cafe on site, so you sit and enjoy the views across the lake and watch the ducks, geese and swans.
Simon HarmerSimon Harmer
20:37 07 Mar 23
I first visited Horseshoe Lake in August 2019 while training for the Windermere One Way; visiting this picturesque lake for another swim was a pleasure.Horseshoe Lake is located in a quiet and beautiful part of Berkshire, near the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; it's worth checking out their website to find their exact address.There is parking at Horseshoe Lake; however, it can get busy, it's worth planning your visit before you go. I can't recall any dedicated disabled parking; I sometimes have to make do when I visit.The lake offers three distances a 200m, 400m, and 800m loop. If it's foggy, they only use the 200m loop for safety reasons.The lake is accessible for people with restricted physical abilities; I have to caveat that it's accessible for me to use. Generally, I take my legs off near the edge, get changed and shuffle into the water. That works for me anyway; someone with more restrictions might find it more challenging. The team at the lake are keen to help and assist if required. It might be worth contacting them before you swim there if you have any specific requirements.There is a small cafe, which sells hot drinks which is perfect after a nice dip.
Rahul GRahul G
22:19 04 Jun 22
Visited this place during the open day and had amazing time with fiends and family. There is onsite free parking, serene view of lake and walk around the lake. We booked couple of activities and had great fun. Staff was amazingly friendly and prompt to response. We also enjoyed the coffee ☕️ at the on-site cafe.

Lakeview Italian Café

Lakeview Café
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Rob HarwoodRob Harwood
06:53 20 Feb 24
I always grab a coffee at Horse shoe lake. Great cafe.
12:34 17 Feb 24
Small café next to the lakes, good for coffee and sausage or bacon baps or other lite bites. Casual dog-friendly atmosphere. Plenty of outdoor seating and 3 or 4 tables indoors.
Steve LoSteve Lo
17:25 10 Feb 24
Great place to have a coffee and cake after an interesting local walk
14:59 09 Feb 24
Very clean. Friendly staff. Food and tea 10 ***. Highly recommend 👌 thankyou x
Elizabeth BElizabeth B
16:52 05 Nov 23
Such an enthusiastic welcome just after 9am this morning. Service was quick and friendly. Great cup of tea -decent sized cup to accompany two sausages in a delicious bread roll. A lovely way to start a day followed by a walk around Horseshoe lake.
Stephen HackStephen Hack
08:24 30 Sep 23
Only popped in for a coffee with my partner after a walk around the lakes. Lovely surroundings and friendly, pleasant service. The coffee was really nice too and at a very good price. Plenty of seating and also dog friendly. A very lovely café that we'll certainly be popping back to.
Mark MMark M
08:34 28 Jul 23
Lovely cafe close to the water with lakeside views. Seating inside with pleasent seating outside. The cafe is fairly priced and opens until 6pm. The staff are nice. They only do hot food until 2, after that it's just roll sandwiches. Lovely spot to come too and just chill out. Gets very busy on a sunny weekend.

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Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre offers Multi Activity Days, canoeing, dinghy sailing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, dragon boating, raft building, and Open Water Swimming plus many more.

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Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre
Mill Lane
GU47 8JW

01252 871808