Description and Walk
Despite any impressions to the contrary that our pictures may give (see video at foot of page), the reservoir itself is not that big. Our video shows a walk in the anti-clockwise direction.
As you follow the path around the reservoir you end-up leaving the reservoir land for about fifty metres and walking along an adjacent road before rejoining reservoir land via a different entrance, to then pick-up the final leg of the circuit.
As you come back into the reservoir there is a wood immediately to your right. If you go into the wood you will quite soon come across the Wendover Arm, which is part of the Grand Union Canal, and has a natural spring as its water source at a place called Wellhead. It’s a very attractive section of water, and it’s worth the slight detour.
The path around the reservour is made from compacted stone and earth. The final leg (assuming that you have travelled anti-clockwise), after the wood, is pretty bumpy, and you would want boots in wetter weather, and possibly at all other times.
You can walk your dog by the reservoir, but keep it on a lead, as there are nature reserve areas.
See our short video at the bottom of this page.