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This place is just the most magical walk. So peaceful and everything is beautiful, stunning views... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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Good for a short walk

Stopped off here whilst away with my husband and had a lovely relaxing walk around the reservoir... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom
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All reviews lovely walk lovely place bird hide an hour round the lake slow walk hidden gem nature reserve pay and display car park stunning views short walk run free lovely family worth a stop car parking reservoir dogs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just the most magical walk. So peaceful and everything is beautiful, stunning views and the contrast of colours of the surrounding water, trees etc is perfect. Even on a slightly cold day it is stil gorgeous. Lovely walk for adults, children with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here whilst away with my husband and had a lovely relaxing walk around the reservoir. Not too much wildlife to see but that’s probably the time of year! Worth a stop if you’ve got the time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chloeb2345
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A great walk around a reservoir with a top walk and bottom walk. It is also a nature reserve with a hide for bird watchers. The biggest problem are the selfish dog walkers who despite having the top walk where their dogs can run free...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dorothy O
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Clean, quiet, with parking. Few benches. Parking is big. Disabled can park very close to the pond. That's it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 284patryks
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We took the dogs here today and they throughly enjoyed it. It’s a shame they were unable to swim in the reservoir but they found a cheeky stream so they were happy. Not a huge walk but a very pleasant one.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This is really worth a visit. Distance is about two miles of easy walking on paths. Lovely woodland and views of the reservoir. There is a bird hide. Good for all the family. Dogs must be on a lead at all times.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank WarwickshireMarakesh
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely family walk with the dog. A few dogs on route to say hello to my four legged friend. Beautiful view around the resviour. Great family walk, stop for a picnic to make a day of it. Took us a couple hours at a slow...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 9 April 2018

With a pay and display car park (£1.50 for 2 hours) at the start of a walk, the reservoir offers two routes, the inner route (dogs on leads) stays closer to the waterside and the outer (dogs off the lead) which takes slightly higher ground....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Roger E
Reviewed 9 April 2018

There are two car parks here, the main one by the Calvert Trust, which can easily be missed depending where you approach from, where the toilets are, and one further up the road. Parking is very cheap. We parked in the farthest one as we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Christine K
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Pleasant circuit of a wood-fringed reservoir built between 1950 and 1957 to supply the Ilfracombe district. The inner path, well surfaced and mostly level, can be completed in about 45 minutes. It is ideal for children and the less mobile. Walk clockwise to finish with...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Andrew G
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14 July 2018|
Response from Christine K | Reviewed this property |
You need to turn by the Calvert Trust site. It can easily be missed if approaching from the left
27 May 2018|
Response from Christine K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there's an actual play area. There is a kind of activity trail on the way round.