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Frequently Asked Questions

We have a selection of questions below which we have split into categories

  • Can I camp overnight?
    No overnight camping is allowed on site. NB: Occasionally we will allow camping for an approved event only which must be booked on via webcollect.
  • Can anyone use the lake?
    In order to use the lake and surrounding parkland recreationally you must be a member of 'Manvers Waterfront Boat Club'. Please see their website for further information at:
  • How much is car parking?
    Any members of Manvers Waterfront Boat Club get free parking included in their membership (your registration number is entered onto our system and we have 'number recognition cameras'). For any other visitors the costs are: Up to 2 hours - £2 2 to 4 hours - £3 All day - £4 Please note: Car park locked at 8pm All vehicles left at owners risk No overnight parking
  • Do you have CCTV?
    Yes. The boathouse vicinity including car park and foreshore have multiple cameras. The lake has some CCTV coverage, one of which is available to the public via our website. Abuse, assaults on staff, poaching, trespassing and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and all incidents are logged and reported to the police. In some instances the Trust will take legal action itself. The police do come and view the footage from our CCTV.
  • Are you a registered charity?
    Yes, in December 2012 we became a Registered Charity - No. 1150159. We are also a 'Limited Liability (Not for profit) Company' - No. 07521620. All donations and any surplus are recycled into our charitable activities.
  • Who owns the lake?
    The lake and parkland is private land open to the public for casual use at their risk, owned by Manvers Lake & Dearne Valley Trust.
  • Dogs are harming wildlife - can you enforce them to be on leads?
    There is no restriction that the council has imposed that dogs have to be on leads around the lake. This is normally covered by a 'Public Space Protection Order'. It is a criminal offence for dogs to harm wildlife. The 'Trusts' signs ask that dogs are kept under close control in order to protect wildlife and amenity of the area around the lake.
  • How do I report an issue?
    Please use our online form on the following link: Manvers Lake & Dearne Valley Trust - Report an Estate Issue (Page 1 of 6) (
  • Can I put a gate from my garden to access the site?
    No, unofficial access, such as gates at the back of private houses or gardens, bridges, encroachment or other similar works is not permitted.
  • Who do I speak to about my service charge?
    Please see our 'Estate Charges' page. The estate charge is administered by Edge Property Management Limited. For initial queries please email: Estate Charges | MLDVT (
  • How do I know the activites are safe?
    No activities are without risk. We try to minimise the risk by using qualified and trained staff and by subscribing to the various national governing sporting bodies. We are inspected and approved by AALA and are AALA registered (Licence No: L42642) - this licence is granted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), acting as the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. In order to ensure the safety of students, we adhere to a strict 1:8 instructor to pupil ratio. All of our instructors hold full first aid certification with enhanced DBS checks in place. We are members of RoSPA and the lake and parkland are monitored by their staff.
  • How much would it cost for a Team Building session?
    As there are so many variables we have to prepare a bespoke quote, depending on times, activities and numbers. Please see our 'Activities Page' for further details on what we can offer.
  • Can I insert an image, video, or gif in my FAQ?
    Yes. To add media follow these steps: 1. Enter the app’s Settings 2. Click on the “Manage FAQs” button 3. Select the question you would like to add media to 4. When editing your answer click on the camera, video, or GIF icon 5. Add media from your library.
  • How do I add a new question & answer?
    To add a new FAQ follow these steps: 1. Click “Manage FAQs” button 2. From your site’s dashboard you can add, edit and manage all your questions and answers 3. Each question and answer should be added to a category 4. Save and publish.
  • How do I edit or remove the “FAQ” title?
    You can edit the title from the Settings tab in the app. If you don’t want to display the title, simply disable the Title under “Info to Display”.
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