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Alton Water Park

Set in beautiful Suffolk countryside, Alton Water Park is the largest area of inland water in Suffolk.

map of Alton Water Park

Places to visit

At Stutton car park, there is a spacious cafe with panoramic views across the water and a cycle hire service also operates from the car park.

What to do

For those interested in wildlife, Alton Water Park hosts a variety of interesting waterfowl, especially in winter. New conservation zones and bird hides have been established to increase biodiversity with the help of local conservation volunteers.

Activities include an eight-mile cycle route.

Fishing is also available at Alton Water Park, with bream and pike the most popular quarry. Day and season permits are available from the café and the Watersports Centre provides excellent sailing, windsurfing or diving facilities.

Bird watching and wildlife
Family days out


The Stutton car park at Alton Water Park is close to all the attractions and facilities. Car parking charges apply - annual car parking permits are also available and are valid for all Water Park car parks and can be purchased from the cafe. View parking charges.

Car parking fees help us to maintain and improve the conservation and recreational facilities on our sites.


There is a track for pedestrians and cyclists around the water which is eight miles long. It is hilly in places and during the winter can also be muddy. However, there are two alternatives routes which use country lanes and are clearly sign-posted. Walkers can extend the route by two miles using the track north of Lemons Hill Bridge. This route is not open cyclists.

Opening times

Alton Water Park is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day. Site closing times are advertised at the car park entrances, usually between 9am and dusk.


FOR INFORMATION about Alton Water contact Rutland Water Tourist Information Centre Sykes Lane Empingham Oakham LE15 8PX

Alton Water Park is situated four miles south of Ipswich adjacent to the A137. The entrance can be found on the B1080 in Stutton village.

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