About Bedford Rowing Lake
The Bedford Rowing Lake project already has planning permission for a 2000 metre rowing training lake. Other compatible sports are envisaged as lake users including, for example, canoeing, angling, triathlon and open water swimming.
The lake will have bridleways, footpaths and cyclepaths around it to facilitate casual walkers, runners, joggers, cycling, horseriding etc and all away from road traffic.
Funding for the project will largely come from its ‘enabling development’ which will have the added benefit of providing Bedford with additional University education facilities, a prestige Science and Technology Park and a Retirement Village for the growing over 55 population. T
he Rowing Lake Project has already demonstrated significant public support via roadshows, petitions, this website and now with Facebook. It will need individuals to take the time to write to Bedford Borough Council to put forward support for the project and more details on how to do this will follow at the beginning of June.
In the meantime please have a look at the information boards below to see what the lake will facilitate and how it will be delivered. (click to open pdf)