Paddlers test new lake

PADDLERS were today due to test the waters of a new 300-acre lake carved out from an old Rotherham pit site.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 9:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 10:15 am

The facility, built on the former Manvers Colliery site, is more than 500 metres wide and will be used for all forms of canoeing and kayaking.

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Today the potential of the lake near Wath was being shown by a group trying the Olympic discipline of sprint canoeing.

The south and west areas around Manvers Lake are being developed mainly for housing and a golf club and driving range are under construction at the north side.

Management of the lake is in the hands of Manvers Canoe Club. Spokesman Chris Hawkesworth said: “Manvers lake is superb for canoeing. It is big enough and the water quality is good.”