A Knockburn Loch Membership allows individuals and families to use our outside facilities on a regular basis, with extended access to the site out with our regular opening hours.
We have 2 types of membership:
Family Membership. (2 Parents/Guardians and up to 3 children under 18)
HOW DOES MEMBERSHIP WORK?
Members receive a secure access fob that allows them to access the site via the main gate to use the loch and outdoor facilities all year round.
Membership covers the use of the site, supplying and using your own equipment e.g. wetsuits, SUP's, Canoes, Kayaks, Bikes etc.
Members can use the Loch, Tarmac Cycle Track, Beach Volleyball Court, Football Pitch and the Trails around the site. There may be times when some of these areas are booked out by other groups.
Members must have appropriate safety equipment while using the Loch.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Only Members can access the site outside our site office hours.
May to September members have access in the early morning and late evening.
May to September specific evenings are timetabled for exclusive activity - with some evenings set aside for swimming only, and some for paddlesport only. Allowing everyone some time for undisturbed use of the loch for your particular sport..
Showers & Changing Facilities available most of the year, However, we may close them from December to the end of February..
Please read the Membership T&Cs which details our Site Rules - CLICK HERE.
GUEST POLICY CLARIFICATION: For information we DO NOT operate a guest policy. This is covered in more detail in the Membership T&Cs document.
Day Passes are available from May to September, available from our shop page - https://www.knockburn.co.uk/shop
DOGS POLICY: NO DOGS are allowed on the site under any circumstances apart from guide dogs of which owners must carry certification of proof.
Note that memberships run from the date you start your membership for one full year. Please only purchase a renewal membership if you are within one month of your expired membership. If you renew online past the month of your expired membership you will have an additional fee to pay before your entry fob will be reactivated. If you are unsure of your previous membership expiry date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
For a family membership, everyone must live within the same family home. Please be aware you may be asked to provide proof of address at any time during your membership period.
Adults Single £90
Adults Single £110
New membership includes an access fob.
Replacement access fobs: £10
It is important to note that a membership runs for 12 months no matter when you take it out.
Ways to purchase or renew your membership:
To make the online payment select the membership type you require below and follow the instructions.
For family memberships please ensure you name all under 18s to be included in your membership (up to a maximum of 3 allowed) .
For a family membership, everyone must live within the same family home. Please be aware you may be asked to provide proof of address at anytime during your membership.
New membership purchases: Please allow 24 hours to process before arranging to collect your access fob.
Contact us to arrange a suitable time (our office hours for Summer & Winter are on the home page) .
We accept cash, card or cheques (made out to "2D Sports Ltd")
*All under 18s must be accompanied/supervised by an adult at all times
*Members do not have exclusive use of the facilities at all times. There may be times when access for members may be restricted or not available due to large sporting events taking place. We will give as much warning as possible if this is the case.
May to September 2024
Click on the links below for our 2024 opening times and non-member access
October to April
Access to the site during these months is members only.
Access is 9am-5pm every day, daylight hours only as it gets darker.
There will be times when the site is closed in deep winter due to bad weather.
Some useful information on the facilities you can use...
Our loch is the main attraction and is used by many for:
Open Water Swimming
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking / Canoeing
If you are an active family, have a passion for the outdoors and want a safe place to train or teach your children this is the ideal venue.
A full lap of the loch is around 750-800 meters. The average depth is 1.5 meters with a maximum depth of 2m. Temperatures can fluctuate through the season from early season lows of 10C to highs of 20C (if the sun has been shining for week or two!)
The loch is mainly used for open water swimming as there is a big Triathlon community locally with clubs like Fleet Feet Triathletes, TrYthan and Montrose Triathlon Club using the site regularly for training.
Members can also bring in their own equipment - Stand Up Paddleboards, Sailing, Kayaks are all acceptable along with the appropriate safety equipment.
Our Cycle Track...
Our 650 meter tarmac cycle track is used by local cycling clubs such as Deeside Thistle Cycle Club and triathlon clubs for training their youth members and adult training sessions.
It's a great way to introduce kids to leaning to ride their bike in a safe environment. Members are free to use the track and trails when they are available and not in use by one of the clubs.
We have a variety of different graded trails suitable for walking, running and off-road cycling.
Around the site we have options on a couple of orienteering routes, so if you fancy giving one of these routes as go, just pick up a map in the café or site office.