Pavilion Gardens Model Boat Club was first formed in August 2004 however, it failed to expand and closed soon after.
In 2011 a group of local enthusiasts resurrected the Club, renamed it Buxton Model Boat Club and, as a result of successful meetings with Buxton Council the newly formed Club was sanctioned to use the Lake in September 2011. Sailing is on Sundays and Thursdays on the large Lake within the Victorian Gardens, situated in the Spa Town of Buxton in the Peak District, Derbyshire.
The main objectives of the Club are to promote the hobby of model boating and encourage the younger element of the local community and surrounding area to participate.
We were honoured to have Buxton’s Carnival Queen to cut the ribbon and officially launch the Club.
Because of the locality of the Lake and the presence of wildlife only electric powered model boats are allowed. Fast electric, steam or internal combustion are not allowed on the Lake.