Alton Water Visitor Information

Open 365 days a year, Alton Water provides a stunning backdrop for an activity-filled day out. At Alton Water you can cycle, fish, walk, relax and enjoy the wonderful nature and wildlife that makes it home in our woodland, butterfly garden, wildflower meadow and ponds.

When is the park open?

We are open every day.

What is access around the park like?

We want as many people as possible to enjoy our site. The main track around the water (eight miles) is used by both pedestrians and cyclists and is hilly in places. During wet weather this track can become muddy. There are two other routes both of which use country lanes and are clearly sign-posted. The track north of Lemons Hill Bridge is not open to cyclists.

How much does it cost to park?

Our car park works by a pay and display system. Prices are as follows:

Parking options
Price
Weekends and Bank Holidays
£3
1 April to 31 October inclusive
£3
At all other times parking
£2
Blue Badge
Free
Annual Pass
£40

Our car park allows for motorhomes, however no overnight parking is permitted.

For those paying us a visit regularly there is the option to purchase an annual pass priced at £40, which is valid at all main car parks.

Please note: any cars left in the car park after it closes will be locked on-site until the car park re-opens the next morning. Closing times are displayed at the car parks.

The fees acquired through parking go towards park maintenance and improving public facilities.

What facilities are on offer at Alton Water?

Loads! At our park you will find:

  • Cycle hire
  • Children’s play area
  • Watersports centre
  • Café
  • Picnic site
  • Viewpoint
  • Bird hides
  • Car parking
  • Toilets

Can I stay for longer than a day?

As of June 2018, there will be a caravan and camping site at Alton Water, so you can enjoy all that we have to offer for more than just a day.

Click here to find out more!

Alton Water Accessibility Statement

Alton Water Accessibility Statement