walking at Dorney Lake
Walking around Dorney Lake


Dorney Lake is a privately-owned site but access to members of the public is allowed almost all the year round. Many people use the open, flat parkland for walking themselves and their dogs, to jog, to look at the trees and to see rowers and canoeists on the Lake and to generally enjoy the well-kept grassed areas. Everyone is welcome, being asked only to adhere to basic guidelines of safety and consideration and to adhere to the rules on removing their litter and any pet fouling from the parkland. Many people enjoy visiting the beautiful Park and Arboretum where there have been substantial plantings, explained by the story boards that are placed around the area.

Car Parking

Pay and display machines are sited in the designated car parks and no cars are permitted to park outside these areas without authorisation.

Payments can only be made by automated payment methods (there is no facility for making cash payments).

Blue badge holders displaying their badge appropriately are exempt from the pay and display tariff.

There are signs detailing the terms and conditions in the car parks. Please ensure you read these notices so as to avoid any parking charges for failure to comply with these conditions.


Public parking at the privately owned Dorney Lake site will be subject to a charging tariff of £2.50 per day for each visitor car from Friday 1st November 2013.

For more information see below left and for full details see the Car Parking page.