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Derwent Reservoir

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Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The visitor centre at the dam has a clean and ample car park with visitors toilet block which is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stuart C
Consett, United Kingdom

Just left Derwent reservoir after a fab couple of hours. Needed a stretch of legs before long... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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“red squirrels”(5 reviews)
Enter a world where boredom doesn’t exist – a place to capture your imagination and free your creativity. A family day out destination on your doorstep, with a fantastic wooden play park, self serving cafe and gift shop to enjoy spending time with...more
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North Cottage Reservoir Cottages Turn SOUTH OFF THE A68 AT THE MANOR | Follow the road down into the valley, Consett DH8 9TT, England
+44 1207 255250
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All reviews car park beautiful scenery red squirrels hill country picnic tables fresh air peace and quiet few hours plenty of parking lovely walk fly fishing well worth a visit nice area dam wall enjoy the view walk or bike ride dog walk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor centre at the dam has a clean and ample car park with visitors toilet block which is also kept in good order. I have always arrived late when no staff are around but the toilets are still open and well lit. The views...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just left Derwent reservoir after a fab couple of hours. Needed a stretch of legs before long journey home so stopped for a dog walk. Everything is well thought out with a secure field especially for dogs off lead. The walk is beautiful and we...More

Thank DRxxxx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal for those who like the wilderness as it's very bleak. Rather pretty in the summer but prone to being windy. Often used by the RAF for low level flights.

Thank Allen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely area around the Derwent reservoir. It’s set in the stunning northern country side between Consett and Corbridge off the A68. There are nice sheltered picnic areas and fabulous walkers trails all around. The thing I find charming about this and the nearby villages of...More

Thank pmorris99
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Great walk around the water. Just under 10 miles. Some on path, some on b road towards the sailing club. Outline of map attached. Parked at pow hill as this is free not £5 for the day like the rest. 3 mile round trip to...More

Thank 846kingsleyb
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place for long walks, the new kids park is brilliant. Clean and tidy and parking prices are reasonable.

Thank rachelcN17UB
Reviewed September 12, 2018

My last trip was amazing; I caught my full allowance of 8 fish! So I can only give the place a perfect score. The staff are helpful plus at the end of my day – I got a free sandwich from the shop; they were...More

Thank vicago
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Went here for a random look out with the family. There is now a wood structured kids play area here next to entrance. The reservoir further up is also a nice looking walk. Fishing and sailing can also be done here.

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The reservoir offers opportunities to do some lovely walks in the area, and possibly spot the red squirrels still resident there. The paths are well defined, and you can soon lose the crowds. Parking is free of charge, and there is a cafe (which can...More

Thank Soozee
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice walk around the reservoir. Stunning views from the dam and along to the tower. We always park at pow hill car park - It's free and walk towards the tower. It's £1.50 for 2 hours at the other car park, which is ridiculous, but...More

Thank sdoll94
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Gary E
August 29, 2018|
Response from johnpJ4871NS | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not sure I you can Kayak there is a boating club on derwentwater
August 2, 2018|
Response from 846kingsleyb | Reviewed this property |
Most are £5 a day. Pow hill is free
Neil W
May 4, 2016|
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Response from 846kingsleyb | Reviewed this property |
Yes by using the B road behind sailing club