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Chard Reservoir

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Lovely place to walk your dog.

This is a lovely area for birds and wildlife and for just going for a walk near a large pond and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee L
via mobile
Beautiful Walk

A lovely relaxing place for an afternoon walk. Feed the ducks but definitely don’t forget to take... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Dave C
Pattaya, Thailand
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  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“dog walkers”(6 reviews)
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All reviews bird hide dog walkers bird watching nature reserve cycle path lovely place to walk huge carp local birds south somerset couple of hours wildlife fishing charred ducks stroll kingfisher herons
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took our grandchildren to Chard Reservoir and they simply loved it. There are wonderful things to see there and it is a really good idea to take along some food for the fishes and ducks.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 751WilliamS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely area for birds and wildlife and for just going for a walk near a large pond and woods. Ideal for walking off that big dinner or just to blow the cobwebs away. It can take as long or short depending on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lee L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful peaceful place yo bring the children. Lots to see and a lovely area for children to play and explore. My children love it here and only a couple minutes from our house. It truly is a lovely place to have on our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rachelcX7745OA
Reviewed December 4, 2018

The place is nice and clean. On the southern side a walking path is well preserved, with wooden railings and small bridges. But getting to know how to enter this path is not adequately indicated and makes necessary to ask several times for guidance. And...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Venture243188
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Must use the bird watching area. Lots of details on local birds that have been seen at reservoir. Walks around the reservoir offer great views of birds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vincent511
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Easy parking and a gentle, level stroll. Great bird watching hide. Pick your time and it is a lovely walk.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank davidfP7702SV
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

A lovely relaxing place for an afternoon walk. Feed the ducks but definitely don’t forget to take enough bread for the Carp best viewed from the bird hide.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dave C
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Having birdwatched at Chard Reservoir for 47 years....way before it became a 'Nature Reserve', I am most disappointed with the way in which it is now managed by the local council. Far too many trees & scrub has been cut down & cleared, & most...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Piedfly
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to know Chard Reservoir nature reserve long before it became a nature reserve. It was always a great place providing a home to many nationally scarce species. Unfortunately it is now over managed for the masses and has subsequently lost most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Harris452015
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I am a frequent visitor, and if you are anywhere near Chard, the Reservoir is definitely worth a visit. Lovely spot, birds and wildlife to see, lots of areas for the kids to have fun - and great walks.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter M
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