Location

 

Leicestershire and Rutland Youth Sailing Association

Registered Charity No: 1107119

The main site for the LRYSA Activities is John Merrick's Lake (Watermead Country Park)

 

John Merrick's Lake

 

is located in Watermead Country Park, Wanlip Road, Syston - Post Code LE7 1PD

 

How to Find Us:

We are located north-east of Leicester, immediately adjacent to the A46, between the villages of Syston and Wanlip. The country park’s Main Entrance can be accessed from Wanlip Road, Syston, near to the Hope and Anchor pub (LE7 1PD) - The LRYSA SITE is marked on the map with * (next to the car park)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Times

Watermead North car park allows entry from 7am each morning until dusk. They do not permit overnight parking or camping.

 

Car Park Prices

All-day parking at Watermead costs just £2.50. Please ensure you have the correct change on arrival. All proceeds from car parking charges go into the maintenance and upkeep of the Park (not to the LRYSA).

 

Season Tickets

If you are a regular visitor to this park or other Leicestershire County Council Country Parks you could save money with a car park Season Ticket, which is valid for all the parks. For just £60 (plus £10 deposit) you could save money and eliminate the hassle of searching for change every visit. For more information and an application form, please contact our helpdesk on 0116 3055000.

 

The Lake is situated in a lovely spot - why not bring a picnic along when the warmer weather comes?

 

Countryside Code

Help us to keep our country parks safe and enjoyable for all visitors by respecting the Countryside Code and bylaws.

– Keep dogs under close control

– Leave gates and property as you find them

– Do not pick wild flowers or remove any other flora

– Do not swim in any of our lakes or ponds, nor let your dog(s) swim

– Do not light fires

Sailing Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMING UP

 

Sailing Sessions

at

John Merricks's Lake

 

 

NEXT COURSES

 

RYA Stage 1 & 2 Sailing

(Age 8 to 16)

 

Every Saturday during the Season

 

Easter & Summer 2018

5 days courses

Dates TBC

 

 

RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing

(Adults)

 

Ongoing Courses

(6 weeks)

 

RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing

(Seniors Only)

 

Every Wednesday

Age 55+

 

 

RYA Powerboat Course

 

TBC

 

 

We also run Safety Boat courses to RYA Standard

 

 

NEXT REGATTA

 

 

LRYSA Rudolf Regatta

 

25th November

John Merrick's Lake

 

 

 

Support The LRYSA

 

 

Help us to make sailing accessible to everyone of all ages, abilities and backgrounds by

Donating NOW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in supporting the LRYSA?

 

Please get in touch

 

info@lrysa.org.uk