There are a huge number of great places to visit in Buckinghamshire and one of these is Dorney Lake.
This impressive, 1.4 mile long Olympic-grade venue is purpose built for rowing enthusiasts and has seen considerable investment to support its ongoing development.
Owned privately by Eton College, one of the most famous events in Dorney Lake’s history was its privilege in hosting the 2012 Olympic rowing and canoe sprint events. In this same year, it was also the venue of choice for the Summer Paralympic rowing.
To this day, the lake is still used extensively by passionate fans of sports such as canoeing, dragon boating, triathlons and many more. Being owned by the nearby Eton College, Dorney Lake is also continuously enjoyed by students for education and leisure purposes.
If you’re a novice but eager to get involved, there are a series of rowing courses scheduled throughout the summer months which can be enjoyed by anyone and a discounted annual membership is available for those looking to attend regularly.
These provide a perfect way for new starters with limited experience to immerse themselves into the sport of rowing and coaches at the lake are on hand to offer support to help you develop your proficiency.
The clubhouse at Dorney Lake also serves as a perfect location for hosting a range of events from business lunches and conferences to weddings and parties.
Complementing the picturesque views at the club house are the expert chefs at Dorney Lake.
Gourmet food is available in abundance at the Lake including an exciting roster of canapes and a diverse selection of main course such as breast of guinea fowl with wild mushrooms & Madeira sauce and open ravioli of butternut squash with sage butter.
The Queen’s Eyot, situated adjacent to the Dorney Lake is a hidden gem which is accessible exclusively by boat.
The island also includes a clubhouse which provides another fantastic location for hosting a variety of different events and the lakeside access makes arriving and departing from the venue an especially unique experience.
After spending the day at Dorney Lake, you may well find yourself looking for a place to stay for the night.
The Thames Riviera Hotel offers warm, inviting rooms for all guests who visit with comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, drinks machines and wall mounted TVs to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Dorney Lake is situated just 3.2 miles from the hotel so why not check out our rooms by clicking here.
Looking for a place to eat this week? The Blue River Café, compete with its peaceful riverside setting is the ideal location to plan your next foody outing.
Our chefs prepare a host of delicious meals including spinach and ricotta lasagne, chicken schnitzel burgers in a toasted brioche bun and chicken fajitas on a sizzling skillet of mixed peppers and onions.
There’s also a number of great events and offers at the restaurant including Fizz Thursdays where guests can enjoy a discounted bottle of Sant’ Orsola Prosecco and a brilliant BBQ between 12-6pm every Saturday throughout August.
Check out The Blue River Café website by clicking here.