Ravensthorpe Reservoir Walking & Relaxing

Our 114-acre site provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy a day out taking in the stunning scenery and enjoying the abundance of wildlife that makes its home here. 

Dating back to the Victorian era, Ravensthorpe Water is the oldest reservoir in the area and these days it welcomes visitors from across the region and beyond who come to enjoy all that the site has to offer.

Is the reservoir easy to walk around?

Yes. The two-mile track takes around 45 minutes to walk; perfect for a leisurely stroll. In winter the track can get muddy, so walking boots are recommended.

What can I expect to see when walking around the site?

Plenty! Ravensthorpe Water really is a hidden gem which really takes you back in time. The well-established rich woodland, which surrounds the reservoir, provides a haven for birds and wildlife so the chances of spotting nature in its natural setting while out on a stroll are high!

During the winter months, be on the lookout for wildfowl species and if you are visiting in spring or autumn you might catch sight of ospreys and dragonflies. In the summer you can hear the reservoir come alive with the sounds of the many warblers nesting with us. 

Ravensthorpe Reservoir Walking & Relaxing
Ravensthorpe Reservoir Walking & Relaxing

What facilities can I expect?

We want you to make the most of your visit so from the fishing lodge you’ll find visitor information, toilets and hot drink facilities. You’ll also find a number of picnic tables to enjoy an alfresco lunch.

Can I bring my dog?

Absolutely, your four-legged friend is most welcome at the park. 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.