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Alton Water Sports Centre

Holbrook Road, Ipswich IP9 2RY, England
+44 1473 328408
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Half day bike-full day walk

This is a lovely area, with lots of changing scenery, walking or biking round Alton Water. We... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Lena M
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Not dog friendly

Went for a dog walk here and wouldn't bother again. Whilst the scenery is nice, you can't let yout... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
EAAYR19
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“hired bikes” (4 reviews)
“off road” (4 reviews)
“bike ride” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Holbrook Road, Ipswich IP9 2RY, England
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+44 1473 328408
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a lovely area, with lots of changing scenery, walking or biking round Alton Water. We especially like the Autumn days, with the vibrant colours of the trees, lapping water, sail boats and lots of chestnuts to harvest! We usually start from the south...More

Thank Lena M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Went for a dog walk here and wouldn't bother again. Whilst the scenery is nice, you can't let yout dog off the lead nor let it near the water. The fishermen there are also arseh*les and go out of their way to lecture every dog...More

1  Thank EAAYR19
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely horrendous service. Waited 35 minutes for 2 cups of takeaway soup while staff were unloading and loading dishwasher and stocking up the napkins. When we questioned them they claimed they didn’t know our order was a takeout, even though the whole conversation when we...More

2  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Hired a bike to overcome some logistical issues on our planned walk around the lake. Well prepared bike proved with courtesy and great value.

Thank Nfn12
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

My mum and I went on bank holiday Monday. We wanted light refreshments. Neither of us knew what food they offered so went in separately whilst the other looked after the dog. It took me 45 minutes to queue for a decaf tea and a...More

1  Thank DeborahG1960
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing day out 🤗 kayaking, bike ride and picnic Would really recommend, great fun for all the family young and old

Thank 491charmainec
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We found Alton Water on line because teenage boys wanted to hire bikes for the day. It's a reservoir with a sailing club, and a large designated nature reserve at one end. The eight mile perimeter is a cycle track. All four children hired bikes,...More

1  Thank Georgina H
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This place is lovely! We have visited briefly and stayed for longer periods. We have had a picnic, hired a rowing boat, hired bikes and taken our own. It's great for feeding ducks, walking and cycling. You have to visit! Pay and display car park,...More

Thank afamilyeasy2please
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The friendly management and staff helped us to have a great afternoon sailing and kayaking on the reservoir. Under 5s not allowed on the water, but there is enough grassy areas to entertain them if you remember to take ball games and or bicycles with...More

Thank BeachSleeper
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Alton Water is a great place, sailing,fishing, picnicking, and watching and listening to the numerous birds found here. It is said to be safe to cycle, especially with children,-----but is it safe to walk around the lovely reservoir? Many of the "safe cyclists" ride at...More

1  Thank Colin T
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Ollieallwood
19 June 2017|
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Response from telcazellie | Reviewed this property |
no swimming allowed for humans or dogs..
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Dee G
25 July 2016|
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Response from horseysarah | Reviewed this property |
No not that I am aware. Didn't see any beach. x
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Foxitrix
28 March 2016|
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Response from horseysarah | Reviewed this property |
Yes its fully accessible.
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