Buckland Park Lake
Buckland Park Lake comprises some 50 acres of water within a site totalling 100 acres. Landscaping around most of the site was completed in 1990 once quarrying had finished and the forestry around the lake is therefore mature. It also contains areas of ancient woodland and the Surrey Champion field maple – the largest recorded field maple in the county. Over 60 species of bird-life have been observed on the site in the first eight months of 2017.
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Access to Buckland Park Lake
Public access will not be possible before the site is formally open. Trespassers risk not only being removed from the site, but prosecution and a police record. We adopt a strict policy on this: the water is deep and dangerous, and youths under the influence of alcohol or other substances they bring to the site, fail to realise that swimming in very cold, deep water is extremely hazardous.
Over the summer of 2019, our business partner, The Surrey Hills Adventure Company (The SHAC), will continue their outdoor activities on the lake, notably paddle-boarding and outdoor swimming (in wetsuits). If you would like to know more, or try out these activities, contact SHAC via their website.
Our fly-fishing season is well underway (April to October), and our members continue to enjoy fishing for trout on this lake and on Lawrence Lake. If you are interested in joining our fly-fishing syndicate starting for the 2019 season, you can see details here.
Buckland Estate is also planning a small number of private ticketed seasonal family events in 2019, starting at the end of May. These “taster” events will increase awareness of the site prior to the full opening of the site to the public.
Although Park Lake is not scheduled to open to the public until 2020, Buckland Estate is planning to host a small number of private ticketed seasonal family events in 2019. The first of these events will take place during the May half term between 25th May and 2nd June and a description of the event can be accessed via clicking here. These “taster” events will increase awareness of the site prior to the full opening of the site to the public.
A small allocation of free tickets has been set aside for Buckland residents and these can be applied for on a first come first served basis by calling the Buckland Estate Office on 01737 844879.