Grafham Water Walking & Relaxing

Grafham Water is set in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside and is an idyllic place in which to stretch your legs and get away from it all. With nine miles of well-maintained tracks around the reservoir, plus a number of unique nature trails to follow, picnic area and playgrounds Grafham Water has something to interest the whole family.

What facilities are on offer?

Set in 2,400 acres of beautiful countryside, Grafham Water Park offers a wide range of attractions for visitors of all ages.

Grafham Water offers a range of services including a visitor centre and cafe, Harbour View restaurant plus children's playgrounds, picnic areas and nature trails.

There is always something to do at Grafham Water. A birdwatching favourite, our nature reserve is also home to a diverse set of mammal and amphibious species you can watch discreetly from a hide.

The fishing here is great too. Our Fishing Lodge is a hub for angling information and has a well-stocked tackle shop that’s fantastic value. Plus, there are meeting facilities for those essential get-togethers.

Can I walk around the reservoir?

Yes. We’ve got nine miles of tracks skirting the banks and following all the inlets and coves. They’re hard-surfaced, so they’re equally inviting on a bike and fully accessible to prams and wheelchair users.

What if I want to sit watch the world go by?

Be our guest. There are plenty of benches positioned strategically around Grafham Water Park, each of them giving you a unique perspective on our wonderful surroundings and all the goings-on.

Will my dogs be welcome?

Absolutely, your four-legged friend is most welcome at Grafham Water. But please follow our dog code:

  • Lead by example - your dog must be on a lead at all times.
  • Share this space - please make sure your dog doesn't spoil other people's enjoyment
  • Keep our parks clean - bag and dispose of your dog's waste responsibly
  • No doggy paddling - Please keep dogs out of the water, blue green algae can develop in the margins and is harmful if ingested.  The water also provides sanctuary to an abundance of wildfowl, often nesting on the waters edge.