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Pitsford Reservoir - Pitsford Water Park

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Largest Water in Northamptonshire

As the largest body of water in Northamptonshire, Pitsford Reservoir is also the most impressive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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great lake plenty to do and see

the amazing waterfowl are a joy to watch a fine selection of other birds and wildlife so relaxing... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2018
Christopher W
Banbury, United Kingdom
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All reviews bike ride cycle round half way round great place to cycle great walk easy cycle ice cream truck beautiful scenery run free nature reserve dog walk toilet facilities cup of coffee lovely place to visit nice cafe bank holiday play area
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As the largest body of water in Northamptonshire, Pitsford Reservoir is also the most impressive, and well as being one of the most beautiful. It takes around 2.5 hours to walk around its circa 7 miles, mostly on hard pathways (although there are some muddy tracks along...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 21 December 2018

the amazing waterfowl are a joy to watch a fine selection of other birds and wildlife so relaxing good for walking and cycling

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Ideal place for a training run as the path round the larger part of the reservoir is 10km. Undulating pathway which can sap the energy. There is a cafe and play area , with parking, away from the causeway if you are not running round.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank james797
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Stunning. Walk round about 6 miles. Can do half from causeway to country park or vice versa but need a lift back to car. Lovely little cafe. Wheelchair and bike rental available Dogs must be on leads and are not allowed in the reservoir. Apparently...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NMcN
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

If you love the outdoors and the English countryside this place is great excellent. Great for walking or cycling.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank N8699PYpeterw
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The circuit of the reservoir is more or less 10km and back in the day it was a lovely run along country tracks with a bit of a cafe at the end. It's now really a town park with metalled tracks (for the bikes) and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David U
Reviewed 8 August 2018

As Northampton is just about as far as you can get from the sea in the UK, Pitsford reservoir is a welcome stretch of water for the locals to enjoy .It is popular place with sailors,fisherman and birdwatchers and also has a footpath/cycle path surrounding...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Rob F
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit for fresh air and getting in touch with nature. Car parking is charged for but the expense of water has water based activities - a pleasant walk around the reservoir and there is cycle rises and a cafe. Lots to do...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank northants90
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I came with a few friends and set up a barbecue, local staff were really welcoming and friendly and the views are amazing. The playground is also great for the kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hxl2404
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Lovely reservoir to have a stroll around. If you are in luck you grab some free parking by the side of the road or you can pay in the car parks. You can also grab an ice-cream on the way round. Playgrounds perfect for kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
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3 July 2018|
Response from tartnjohn | Reviewed this property |
Certainly plenty of car parking but much of it is in a hollow which gives little view of the reservoir The odd spot would give you what you want if you are lucky.
28 May 2018|
Response from buglybear | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but more suited for off-road bikes. The path is quite gravelly in places.