After a long, hot summer algae levels in some areas of our lakes have reached highs that could potentially cause harm to pets and water users. We have been working with the Environment Agency to measure these levels and as a precaution need to restrict access to the lakes for at least a few days to give time for currently high levels of Blue-Green algae to reduce.
Blue-Green algae can be dangerous to dogs who may swim and drink affected water. It is very important to keep dogs out of the algae and ensure they drink only clean water. There is also a risk to humans from rashes and potential illnesses if swallowed.
This means we will not be running activities on the water this weekend to reduce this risk. There is still plenty to do in the park over the Bank Holiday weekend with our mobile climbing walls operating suitable for all ages, alongside electric bike demos and cycle hire from Rutland Cycling, trails available from our Visitor Centre and family volunteering on Sunday.
Call us on 01733 234193 for details of activities. If the conditions improve, we hope to offer some water activities on Monday, please call us to avoid disappointment. We will keep you updated.