watersports

Watersports in Edmundbyers

Overview

The 1000 acre, three-mile long reservoir offers a safe and fun way to learn water sports. The boundary between Northumberland and Durham runs right through the middle of the lake. The reservoir is particularly popular for sailing and angling. Access and facilities for sailing on the lake are only available through the Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club tel: 01434 675258 for details.

Visit the DRSC website

What makes it special

  • Enjoy a day's sail on the reservoir

Hostels nearby

Watersports in Edmundbyers

Consett, Durham, DH8 9PT

Map references

OS Map: 87, and Explorer 307

OS Grid Ref: NZ006532

Lat/Lng: 54.874142, -1.992131

Contact information

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