Cambridge Sport Lakes

A Multi-Sport Outdoor Centre for Cambridge

Located close to the centre of Cambridge, Cambridge Sport Lakes will be one of the country’s largest purpose-built sports facilities and competition venues for rowing, triathlon, BMX, cycling and canoeing. The 220-acre multi-sport outdoor centre offers facilities suitable for international competition while preserving essential green space for the region.

3.2 km of quality water, connected to the River Cam and including a 2 km long international standard competition course at least 100m wide.
A triathlon facility suitable for day-to-day training and hosting all levels of competition.
A 3-mile long cycle circuit built to international competition standards.
A combined competition and training BMX track.
A lake stocked with fish for angling.
A network of cycle paths connecting to Cambridge and Milton Country Park.
Educational and nature trails.

Access and Excellence in Outdoor Sports


Cambridge Sport Lakes will increase access to outdoor sports. Outreach programmes will provide equipment and training for the public benefit and the Lakes will become a Centre of Sporting Excellence. The philosophy of Cambridge Sport Lakes is to ensure access to sport for all, irrespective of age, gender, ability, income, ethnic origin or beliefs.

A Breathing Space for Cambridge

A Walk in the Park

The Lakes will offer 100 acres of wooded parkland and 10 miles of bank habitat for the public to enjoy. It will be a place where hundreds can experience a sense of physical wellbeing on a daily basis through the pursuit of outdoor recreations. Special events and competitions will add to the varied and vibrant atmosphere, bringing more than 20,000 visitors to the park each year.

Discovering the Lakes

Cambridge Sport Lakes is the main project of Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee. The Trust is currently engaged in a £16 million fundraising campaign to finance the project, of which £5.1 m has been raised to date (May 2005). Construction of the Lakes may be divided into two phases: Phase 1 will build the training and angling lakes, the cycle circuit and BMX track; while Phase 2 will build the competition lake, running tracks and sports centre. Sporting organisations and the local community have been widely consulted in the design of the Lakes to ensure that the facilities produced are designed for excellence and useable by all.

Lake Development

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Competition Lake, Sports Centre & Running Tracks