"The cleanest lake in the North of England for open water swimming"


Ellerton Park is one of the North's leading water sports centres with a clean, freshwater 60 acre lake surrounded by open countryside. We are located close to the A1 between Richmond and Northallerton and just off the B6271.

Open water swimming

Water sports for all the family

For a great day out with the family why not come to Ellerton Park and spend the day on the water with your own dinghy, canoe, kayak or paddle board. Our large car park makes it easy to launch your craft into the fresh, clear water.

If you have your own equipment including life jackets which are compulsory for all watersports users then you can just turn up and pay on arrival in cash. Should you need to hire any equipment you must check availability and book in advance with one of the groups listed below.


We are pleased to confirm that the scouts have their North Yorkshire water activities centre here at Ellerton Park




Scuba Diving Adults £10.00 per day / Children £5.00 per day


Canoeing, kayaking, sailing & paddle boarding Adults £10.00 per day / Children £5.00 per day
Open Water Swimmers Adults £6.00 per day / Children £4.00 per day

Opening Times

We are open 7 days a week 9.00am to 4.00pm. Please note the last entry to the water is 3.00pm, gates locked at 4.00pm.


SUP Active Yorkshire

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Fun, Fitness and Adventure
Tuition and guiding for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities

Contact Daniel Godridge on 07984247519
Email - supactiveyorkshire@btinternet.com

River Mountain Experience

Private guiding and tuition in hill walking skills, paddle sports and nordic walking

(Contact: David Adams - 07771 915909)
Email - enquiries@rivermountainexperience.com

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The Diving Centre

The Diving Centre is a PADI 5 star IDC centre located in East Boldon South Tyneside. We run PADI courses from beginner try dive sessions all the way up to instructor. We have some of the best training facilities in the country with our own on-site heated swimming pool and state of the art classrooms.

0191 537 2722
Email - sales@thedivingcentre.com

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Splash Outdoors

Introduction to Open Water Swimming - Sighting, Turns, Drafting and Event Preparation

(Contact: Julie York - 07855 148128)
Email - splashoutdoors@yahoo.com

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Carrine Green - Triathlete coach - ladies That Tri

Performance triathlon coach. Small groups or 1 to 1 swimming sessions. All abilities welcome. For more information call 07886444947 or email:-
Email - ladiesthattri@gmail.com


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North Yorkshire Scouts Water Activities Team

Ellerton Park is the base for sailing and paddling for scouts in North Yorkshire and beyond.

(Contact: us by email)
Email - ellerton@nys.org.uk

Open Water Swim Coaching

Georgie Rutherford, Long Run Collective

Email - longrruncollective@gmail.com