By Sat Nav:
Enter KT8 2LF in your Satellite Navigation system and you should end up towards the bottom of this page. No-one claims to have been directed into the river yet... We do recommend you enter that post code though. If you type in "Island Barn Reservoir" Google Maps, for instance, will take you to the driveway of a house to the South of the reservoir. From their back garden I imagine there is a nice view of the reservoir but there's a river and streams in between and no access whatsoever!
M25 from the north or west:
Take junction 13 (Staines/A30) and follow the A30 towards Kingston. Then keep following the Kingston signs, which take you off the A30 at the Crooked Billet, along the A308 dual carriageway and to Sunbury Cross (M3 junction 2). Take the turning for Hampton Court, and follow the road (still theA308) for about 5 miles, past Kempton Park racecourse and the river. At the Hampton Court roundabout turn right onto the A309, go over Hampton Court bridge, past the palace and the station then continue to the next roundabout and turn right onto the B3604 for Molesey. This brings you onto Embercourt Road - continued below.
M25 from the south or east:
Take junction 10 for the northbound A3. Come off at the second junction (Esher Common) and turn left on the A244 for Esher. Follow the road into Esher, going straight on at the Claygate Lane traffic lights. At the next set of lights get into the right hand lane, and turn right along the A307 Esher High street. Keep going past Sandown race course on your left, and you will come to the Scilly Isles roundabout, with the Marquis of Granby pub on the left. Turn left for A309 Hampton Court and follow the road along to the Embercourt roundabout. Turn left onto Embercourt Road.
From B3604 Embercourt Road:
Turn right at the end where you see the Metropolitan Police sports ground in front of you.
This brings you onto the B3379 Ember Lane, shortly to change into Esher Road. It is less than half a mile to a mini-roundabout, facing the Police Station, where you turn left onto the B369 Walton Road which is the main street in Molesey.
Follow this road for about a mile along until you reach a Church on your right. Look for the 'sailing club' sign pointing into High Street, opposite the church.
From Molesey High Street Junction:
Turn left into 'High Street' - a modest residential road which doesn't even possess a B number - and keep going for about 200 yards and you'll see another 'sailing club' sign on the left.
Go left into Priory Road, and follow it round and it will turn into Ray Road. At this point you will be wondering how this suburban housing estate could possibly be the correct road to a sailing club.
You will come to the crossroads junction with Molesey Park Road/Island Farm Road, and if you have sharp eyes may be reassured by the sight of masts on the horizon: the reservoir is visible from here. Go straight over (South).
You will see the reservoir gates just round the corner; if you're here during sailing hours they won't be locked, but please make sure you leave them as you find them, locked or open as appropriate. This leads you across a (currently) somewhat overgrown area of scrub. Please keep the speed down to 10mph to preserve our tarmac and keep a sharp lookout for unwary dogs and imprudent dog walkers. You now have our dinghy park entrance in front of you.
There is now a car parking area on the right of this photograph. If you are towing a dinghy, turn left after the cattle grid for the unloading area, but please move your car to the parking spaces on the right or out to the car park as soon as possible.