Short Walks in Bedfordshire

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Weston Turville Reservoir

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.

Short Video of Weston Turville Reservoir

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Parking is Free.

Parking address: World’s End Lane, Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire.

There is no postcode for the reservoir, but if you put World’s End Lane into your satnav you’ll find the reservoir.

There is no car park, as such, but the reservoir has a very long layby by the entrance. See pictures, below.

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Entrance to the reservoir

Entrance to the reservoir.

Parking in the reservoir layby

Parking is in a long layby, shown. Gate at this end.

Place/s to Eat

We don’t know this area very well, so cannot personally recommend a place to eat. That said, the Chandos Arms pub is very near and the website pictures certainly do it justice. The menu also looks reasonably priced.

We definitely think it’a worth a try.

Address: Chandos Arms, 1 Main Street, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, HP22 5RR.

Tel: 01296 613532

The Chandos Arms at Weston Turville

Further Information

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Canal & River Trust page here.

The Chandos Arms, here.

Google map here.

PDF with details

The pdf, below, contains address and parking location details similar to the ones on this page. Print out the pdf file if you want something to carry with you. Pdf opens in a new tab.