Sailing on the Reservoir
We share the reservoir with other users including Fishermen and the Kent Wildlife Trust.
No sailing is permitted beyond the marker buoys at the north end of the reservoir which denotes the bird sanctuary area.
If there are fishermen at any point around the reservoir either on or off the water, sailors and powerboats must leave at least 50 metres clear distance around them and cause as little disturbance in terms of noise and speed as possible.
Except in emergencies, landing is restricted to the area in front of or near the slip way. No swimming or paddling is permitted in the reservoir except in the event of a capsize or testing, or when launching or beaching boats and boards.
From time to time blue-green algae has been present in the reservoir. Take care to avoid swallowing any reservoir water and wash hands thoroughly after comming back ashore.