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Alton Water Sports Centre

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Address: Holbrook Road, Ipswich IP9 2RY, England
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+44 1473 328408
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

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Exhilarating bike ride and tasty snack to follow

We had an enjoyable bike ride today, with the exception of a couple of steep slopes which stopped me in my tracks!! My husband managed to stay on his bike and wait for me at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheryl D
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable bike ride today, with the exception of a couple of steep slopes which stopped me in my tracks!! My husband managed to stay on his bike and wait for me at the top. Lovely views and not crowded at all. Highly recommend the home made sausage roll and chocolate cake at the cafe - a well... More 

Thank Sheryl D
Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my husband and decided to do the circular walk which is about 8 miles and took around 2.5 hours. The walk is a gentle one and very plesant. The water is always in view, some of the walk is through woods so some shading given for when the sun is out! All day parking is £3.00 but... More 

Thank Joann K
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Alton water last week with my friend and our dogs. The car park is £3 per visit. As you arrive the car park is next to the visitor centre which has facilities such as toilets and a cafe. Had a lovely walk. I observed many people had dogs on leads which was strange. Later I saw a sign that... More 

Thank helenletitia21
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place for a walk, sadly dogs have to be kept on leads (although i couldn't find anywhere on the website which told us this before our visit). So we wouldn't visit again. For families it would be a lovely day out.

Thank Megan H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We go here quite regularly when the weather cheers up. The water area is big! Boat club and lessons for water craft, all very organised. Good parking, nice cafe and a bike hire centre. There is a lovely walk all around the water (about 8 miles) which takes you through all sorts of surroundings with really nice places to just... More 

Thank Malcolm H
Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

What a lovely place to take my mum who has not been out much for the last few months due to an op, it was such a nice day, thought we could get some fresh air, we had a lovely time with coffee and cake, which was yummy, they were very good and let us take a chair outside as... More 

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Walked the 7.5 miles round alton water. Nice walk as weather was nice and bright. Took 2 1/2 hours at a leisurely pace. Nice cup of coffee at the end . Only £2 to park all day...All enjoyed the walk lnclueding the dog. Ideal to walk , run or cycle.

Thank telcazellie
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Excellent training on our own boats; service offered on the telephone knowledgable; Ran to time and offered the children excellent experience

Thank tel4dfamily
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went to the lake for a run, nice paths/trails around the edge of the lake, roughly 7.5 miles using the bridge, 10.5 the whole way round. Nice scenery and cheap parking.

Thank addz360
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

we went midweek when schools were back.,so thought it would be quiet. coffee was awful and not good quality for what we paid. tables were bunched up and dirty.

Thank jeanbaxter72

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