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Derwent Reservoir

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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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Lovely location

Stopped for a break in the May sunshine. Nice area to picnic, walk - or to be involved in water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joyce D
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Great location for walking and children's activities

There is a new cafe and children's play area at the reservoir which is a good place for taking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul T
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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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 your loved ones, or enjoy some relaxing space for yourself. Beautiful walks and scenery surround the reservoir, where their is a multi user track. Get back to your childhood and make the landscape anything you want it to be by letting your imagination takeover and run wild. The reservoir and stunning landscape is a haven for nature enthusiasts and anglers alike who venture here to reap the rewards of tranquillity and quality trout fishing. Wildlife, countryside, fun and inspiration – find all this and more in one welcoming package at Derwent Waterside Park. Please note parking charges apply at this site, which contribute towards the continuing improvements to our Waterside Parks and facilities for the enjoyment of our visitors.
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“car park” (6 reviews)
“fresh air” (5 reviews)
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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
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+44 1207 255250
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"beautiful scenery"
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"car park"
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"fresh air"
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"red squirrels"
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"picnic tables"
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"hill country"
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"few hours"
in 3 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"fly fishing"
in 2 reviews
"enjoy the view"
in 2 reviews
"great walk"
in 3 reviews
"sandwich"
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"peace and quiet"
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"plenty of parking"
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"walk or bike ride"
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"dog walk"
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"bracing walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a break in the May sunshine. Nice area to picnic, walk - or to be involved in water activities. Downer - car park fee meters not working near the reservoir.

Thank Joyce D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a new cafe and children's play area at the reservoir which is a good place for taking children during holidays.Also a good place to start a walk in the hills and to return for a simple coffee and cake.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is great, interesting and really well kept. A must for people familiar or unfamiliar with the area.

Thank more m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a flat tyre just up the road so pulled into the car park. It was pouring down and, struggling to loosen the nuts, we got a bit disheartened. We hadn't thought to look for any help yet and as it was after 5,...More

Thank kmb154
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had great days fishing at this site its a credit to all the staff who put in long hours and commitment to make sure everyone who visits has a good day

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this delightful spot 4 times now and never cease to be amazed. Never tried the glamping experience but we have eaten and we have never been disappointed. Not very big but cosily set on the banks of Derwent water.. A small pond...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I’ve spent many many hours here as a child and now my children are growing as fond of the place as me. When I was younger you could take the car up and drive past what we affectionately called the ‘tardis’. These days we aren’t...More

Thank Julia G
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Today my wife and I went to Derwent Reservoir for a fly fishing taster lesson. We had the most fabulous time and were taught how to use certain casting techniques and what kit was needed to fly fish. Our instructors were Clive and Colin who...More

Thank willellie
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

A lovely trip today with my two young children, Wayne was so lovely and chatty and made us feel very welcome. Lovely shop with great refreshments on sale. Fantastic park, the children loved it!

Thank EmmaHields
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

I would love to go back there again and play in the park. I would like to see the lake again and the view is extraordinary, especially watching the ducks in the lake. It’s very good for walking dogs. The toilets are very clean. The...More

Thank hannah82018
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