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Farmoor Reservoir

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| 5 miles outside the city of Oxford, Oxford, England
+44 1865 865551
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Picturesque

There is a £2 parking fee however when I visited at 8pm i did not need to pay as the barriers were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Betterxtogether
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Oxford
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Shame about the 2 pounds parking fee...I only wanted a cuppa so it works out expensive!

If I had realised before arrival that you had to pay to park I wouldnt have bothered. That's not... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Gail T
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 weeks ago
“Picturesque ”
8 Jul 2018
“Shame about the 2 pounds parking fee...I only wanted a cuppa so it works out expensive!”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| 5 miles outside the city of Oxford, Oxford, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a £2 parking fee however when I visited at 8pm i did not need to pay as the barriers were open. It is open until 10pm. When I was there the sun was setting and it was beautiful, great for taking photos. There...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

If I had realised before arrival that you had to pay to park I wouldnt have bothered. That's not to say that the facilities offered at the Reservoir might not be worth it, but I assume if you are using the water/boating facilities, you have...More

Thank Gail T
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I took my two dogs to the countryside walk. The walk started at the car park which costs £2. Dogs are forbidden around the reservoir and there are notices stating that dogs carry contamination so must be kept away from the reservoir which supplies drinking...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This secret gem is just outside Oxford and I mean just outside. A great walk. Fishing. Boating which is great to watch. Bird watching. Lots of loos scattered around the reservoir. Plenty of places to sit. Huge car park that costs just £2 (pay on...More

Thank Euphan
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

First visit to the reservoir, having checked the website. I knew which areas I was restricted to as a dog walker but was disappointed with the views and lack of seating along the walk. The final 1/4 mile takes you very close to the busy...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Enjoyable walk around the reservoir (about 4 miles for both lakes). Big skys, lots of wildlife and dog free. Café good for light lunches and hot drinks. Good decaf coffee.

Thank PJW82
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great place to learn sailing, especially for kids / families. There's a good selection of dinghy available for hire or teaching use, and a decent chance of good wind.

Thank Caspar D
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Got there for the first time wasn't sure where to go but the staff were excellent only down side was I couldn't get into one of the hides

Thank ken467
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Well I got my Target Bird (Ruddy Shelduck) & indeed the Large reservoir was full of Birds both resident & in passage. It makes a fine walk round too. The bad news is the Cafe. From the sticky tables & worn furniture to the over...More

Thank Wellitsmytake
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Fished this venue with a true professional and what a great experience it was. The fish, although stocked, are of outstanding quality: large, muscular and with impressive fins. The water quality is extremely good: clear and with rich aquatic growth, plenty of food for the...More

Thank Mooch M
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janecostin
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Not easily around the countryside walk, it can be quite soft muddy.
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