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Looking to find a new hobby? Or simply interested in having a day out with a difference? At Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, we have a great selection of pursuits for people of all ages and abilities to get involved with.

This includes:

  • Sailing
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Powerboating
  • Windsurfing
  • Rowing Boat hire
  • Archery
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing

Why not browse through the activities below for more information and treat yourself to something a little special.

Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre offers a complete range of courses for all ages, from beginners to more advanced sailors and instructors. All of our courses are run to the guidelines and recommendations of the Royal Yachting Association, the governing body for sailing in Great Britain.

Who can take part?

Sailing courses are available for those of all ages. HOLWAC can offer bookings for individuals, or groups.

What’s available?

We have a range of taster sessions depending on your needs. For those who wish to pursue the activity further, we have a fully Royal Yachting Association accredited courses* held by trained, experienced instructors and coaches in either a group or through private tuition.

We also cater for qualified/experienced sailors who are looking to advance their skills through both improver courses, and clinics.

Please call us on 01706 370499 or use the contact form below.

How much does it cost? (2018 prices)

Taster sessions (adults) £10.00 (1 hour)
Taster sessions (children/concessions) £10.00 (1½ hour)
Daily permit prices (adults) £15.00   A copy of 3rd party liability insurance must be produced one the first visit
Daily permit prices (children/concessions) £10.00   Ditto
Seasonal permit prices (adults) £65.00  
Seasonal permit prices (children/concessions) £50.00  
Equipment hire (adults) Ring for details (1½ hours)** Various boats available for hire, minimum standards must be met before hire.
Equipment hire (children/concessions) Ring for details (1 ½ hours)**
Single group sailing sessions £90.00 (+£15.00 per additional person)***
“Four or more” group sailing sessions £77.40 (+£12.90 per additional person)***
Private 1:1 tuition (adults) £29.00 (1 hour)*
Private 1:1 tuition (children/concessions) £25.00 (1 hour)*
Private 2:1 tuition £41.00 (1 hour)****
Private 2:1 tuition (children/concessions) £33.50  (1 hour)****
Weekend course (adults) £140.00  
Weekend course (children/concessions) £99.00  

Course dates 2018

   
Start Sailing Level 1   Saturday 7/Sunday 8 April, Saturday 2/Sunday 3 June, Saturday 14/Sunday 15 July, Saturday 4/Sunday 5 August & Saturday 8/Sunday 9 September.
Sailing Basic Skills Level 2   Monday 5/Tuesday 6 March, Saturday 30 June /Sunday 1 July, Saturday 25/Sunday 26 August, Saturday 20/Sunday 21 October & Saturday 10/Sunday 11 November.
Start Racing   Saturday 17/Sunday 18 November
Youth Sailing Stage 1+2   Saturday 5/Sunday 6 May and every Monday and Tuesday during the Summer Holidays.

*Junior sailing courses run during school holidays, and adult sailing courses take place on weekends.

**Equipment hire options subject to qualifications and experience

***Group sessions have a minimum of six people per session

****For further information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ready to enquire?  Please fill out the contact form below.

Using our lake and various off-site locations, the Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre offers a range of kayak and canoe courses from basic introductory flat water courses to exciting river trips and moving water training.

All of our Paddlesport courses and activities are run in line with the guidelines of British Canoeing, the governing body for Paddlesports in Great Britain.

Who can take part?

Kayaking and canoeing courses are available for those of all ages.

What’s available?

We have a range of taster sessions depending on your needs. For those who wish to pursue the activity further, we have a fully British Canoeing accredited courses* held by trained, experienced instructors and coaches.

We also cater for qualified/experienced sailors who are looking to advance their skills through both improver courses, and river skills.

Please call us on 01706 370499 or use the contact form below.

How much does it cost? (2018 prices)

Taster sessions (adults) £10.00 (1 hours)
Taster sessions (children/concessions) £10.00 (1½ hour)
Daily permit prices (adults) £10.00  A copy of 3rd party liability insurance must be produced one the first visit
Daily permit prices (children/concessions) £7.50 Ditto
Seasonal permit prices (adults) £50.00 Ditto
Seasonal permit prices (children/concessions) £37.50 Ditto              
Kayak equipment hire (adults) £11.00 (1 ½ hours)** minimum standards must be met before hire
Kayak equipment hire (children/concessions) £8.25 (1 ½ hours)** Ditto
Canoe equipment hire (adults) £15.00 (1 ½ hours)** Ditto
Canoe equipment hire (children/concessions) £11.30 (1 ½ hours)** Ditto                                                                               
Weekend course – kayak (adults) £140.00  
Weekend course – kayak (children/concessions) £99.00                                                                      
Single group sessions £90.00 (+£15.00 per additional person)***
“Four or more” group sessions £77.40 (+£12.90 per additional person)***
Adult Paddling Improvers £11.00 (2 hours)****
1 day Course Paddlesports 1 Star (adults) £75.00  
Weekend course – Paddlesports 2 Star (adults) £140.00  
Course dates 2018                                   
1 Star BCU Kayak/Canoe   Saturday 14 April, Saturday 2 June, Sunday 22 July, Saturday 11 August & Saturday 8 September
2 Star BCU Kayak/Canoe   Monday 2/Tuesday 3 April, Saturday 23/Sunday 24 June, Saturday 22/Sunday 23 September, Saturday 3/Sunday 4 November
Junior Paddlepower Passport   Saturday 7/Sunday 8 April and every Monday and Tuesday during the Summer Holidays.

*Junior sailing courses run during school holidays, and adult sailing courses take place on weekends.

**Equipment hire options subject to qualifications and experience

***Group sessions have a minimum of six people per session.

****Paddling improvers available every Saturday 1pm-3pm

Ready to book? Please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch shortly.

Who can take part?

Powerboating courses are available for those of all ages.

What’s available?

We have a range of fully Royal Yachting Association accredited courses held by trained, experienced instructors and coaches.

We also cater for powerboat enthusiasts who wish to complete the RYA Safety Boat Course (which also covers dinghy rescue and windsurfer rescue).

Please call us on 01706 370499 or fill out the contact form below.

Please note: if you wish to bring your own powerboat, the engine must be tested on the water by our own team beforehand. Proof of insurance will be required when using own equipment. For more information, please call 01706 370499.

How much does it cost? (2018 prices)

Engine Test (under 5 hp) £38.00  
Weekend course - Powerboat (adults) 169.00  
Private 1:1 tuition (adults) £29.00 (1 hour)*
Private 1:1 tuition (children/concessions) £25.00 (1 hour)*
Private 2:1 tuition £41.00 (1 hour)*
Private 2:1 tuition (children/concessions) £33.50  (1 hour)*
Course dates 2018:    
Powerboat Level 2   Saturday 31 March/Sunday 1 April, Saturday 28/Sunday 29 April, Saturday 26/Sunday 27 May, Saturday 16/Sunday 17 June, Saturday 28/Sunday 29 July, Saturday 18/Sunday 19 August, Saturday 13/Sunday 14 October, Wednesday 7/Thursday 8 November
RYA Safety Boat Course   Saturday 29/Sunday 30 September, Monday 12/Tuesday 13 November

* For further information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Ready to book? Please fill out the contact form below.

Hollingworth Lake is a popular venue for windsurfing due to the good clean winds and a large water area. We have a wide variety of boards and rigs to meet the requirements of all windsurfers from beginners to those working towards instructional qualifications.

All of our windsurfing activities are run to the guidelines and recommendations of the Royal Yachting Association, the governing body for windsurfing in Great Britain.

Who can take part?

Windsurfing courses are available for those of all ages.

What’s available?

We have a range of taster sessions depending on your needs. For those who wish to pursue the activity further, we have a fully Royal Yachting Association accredited courses held by trained, experienced instructors and coaches in either a group or through private tuition

We also cater for qualified/experienced windsurfers who are looking to advance their skills through both weekly improver courses.

Please call us on 01706 370499 or fill out the contact form below.

How much does it cost? (2018 prices)

Taster session (adults) £10.00 1 hour
Taster session (children/concessions) £10.00 1 hour
Daily permit prices (adults) £12.00  
Daily permit prices (children/concessions) £9.00  
Seasonal permit prices (adults) £50.00  
Seasonal permit prices (children/concessions) £37.50  
Equipment hire (adults) £12.50 (1½ hours)* minimum standards must be met before hire
Equipment hire (children/concessions) £9.50 (1½ hours)* minimum standards must be met before hire
Private 1:1 tuition (adults) £29.00 (1 hour)**
Private 1:1 tuition (children/concessions) £25.00 (1 hour)**
Private 2:1 tuition £41.00 (1 hour)**
Private 2:1 tuition (children/concessions) £33.50  (1 hour)**
Single group sessions £90.00 (+£15.00 per additional person)***
“Four or more” group sessions £77.40 (+£12.90 per additional person)***
Weekend course (adults) £140.00  
Weekend course (children/concessions) £99.00  
Course dates 2018    
Start Windsurfing Level 1:   Saturday 14/Sunday 15 April, Saturday 12/Sunday 13 May, Saturday 7/Sunday 8 July &  Saturday 15/Sunday 16 September.
Intermediate Windsurfing Level 2   Saturday 9/Sunday 10 June &  Saturday 27/Sunday 28 October.
Youth Windsurfing Stage 1+2   Saturday 21/Sunday 22 April and every Monday and Tuesday during the Summer Holidays.

*Equipment hire options subject to qualifications and experience.

**For further information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

***Group sessions have a minimum of six people per session.


Ready to book? Please fill out the contact form below.

Who can take part?

Rowing boats are available for those of all ages.

What’s available?

Our rowing boat fleet is available for hire on weekends from Easter – October and on weekday afternoons throughout the school holidays, depending upon the weather conditions (please call the Centre regarding availability to avoid disappointment).

Please call us on 01706 370499 or fill out the contact form below.

How much does it cost? (2018 prices)

Rowing boat hire (adults) £10.00 (45 minutes)
Angling boat hire (adults) £32.00 (Full Day)*
Angling boat hire (adults) £25.00 (Full Day with Link4Life Card)
Angling boat hire (concessions) £25.00 (Full Day)                                                                                      

* Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Who can take part?

Archery at Littleborough Sports Centre is open to all age groups and is available all year round.

What’s available?

  • Junior indoor archery - You’ll learn the safety rules of being on a range and then have the chance over the following weeks to develop your skills and keep hitting the targets.
  • Adult indoor archery - Come down and have a taste of what it’s like to be on a range, learn the safety rules and have some coaching to help you fire straight. All equipment can be adapted to meet everyone's needs.
  • Private tuition - Whether you’re looking to start out in Archery or looking for top tips on how to improve, you can book a private lesson for one person or two.

How much does it cost? (2018 prices)

Junior indoor archery £3.95 Tuesdays, 3.45pm–4.45pm, 5pm–6pm
Adult indoor archery £4.75  Tuesdays, 7pm–8pm & 8pm-9pm
Private 1:1 tuition £29.00 1 hour
Private 2:1 tuition £41.00 1 hour

Please call us on 01706 370499 or fill out the contact form below.

At Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre, we run a wide range of sessions for those looking to experience the energetic world of mountain biking. All of our sessions run in line with the CTC (Cyclists' Touring Club) guidelines and are delivered by fully qualified coaches.

Who can take part?

Mountain biking is available for those of all ages (health permitting).

What’s available?

  • Beginner sessions are open to individuals and families (minimum age 10) who can already ride a bike and would enjoy a great introduction to trail riding.
  • Go MTB courses available for kids during school holidays to teach them all the basic skills needed to progress as a mountain biker.
  • Exploring Moorland and Skill Development sessions are designed to for adults that are confident on mountain bikes and looking to ride a little further and explore the fantastic local bridleways, with challenging uphills and exhilarating downhill sections.

How much does it cost?

Ring for details.

Family/Group Rides Dates 2018

Saturday 17 March at 1pm, Saturday 24 March at 1pm, Saturday 31 March at 10am, Monday 2 April at 1pm, Saturday 7 April at 1pm, Monday 9 April at 10am, Friday 13 April at 10am & Saturday 21 April at 1pm

Cost: £2 per person


Please call us on 01706 370499 or fill out the contact form below.

Rock climbing

Who can take part?

Indoor and outdoor rock climbing is available for those of all ages (health permitting).

What’s available?

We have a range of taster sessions for indoor rock climbing depending on your needs. For youths who wish to pursue the activity further, we have a NICAS National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (fully accredited by the Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust) supervised by trained, experienced instructors in either a group or through private tuition.

How much does it cost?

Taster sessions (adults) £4.75 Mondays 6.30pm–7.30pm
Taster sessions (youths) £3.95 Mondays 3.45pm–4.45pm, 5pm–6pm
NICAS Logbook £7.50 Level 1+2 Logbook and Certificate
Private 1:1 tuition (adults) £29.00 1 hour
Private 1:1 tuition (children/concessions) £41.00 1 hour

Outdoor Climbing dates: TBC

 

Ready to make a booking? Please call us on 01706 370499 or fill out the contact form below.

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Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre

Telephone: 01706 370499

Lakebank, Hollingworth Lake
Littleborough
Greater Manchester
OL15 0DQ

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