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Beautiful walk

I walked round the reservoir at a leisurely pace enjoying the Autumn colours. It took just an hour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
big-blue-eyes
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Lovely walk shame about the coffee

Had a beautiful relaxing walk around the reservoir on a sunny autumn day. Lovely to see all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GrannyfrannyGF
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Thornton Reservoir is a peaceful and picturesque location that offers a network of trails and footpaths around the reservoir and through the neighbouring woodland areas. There are also links with longer trails including the Leicester Round and...more
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Reservoir Road, Thornton LE67 1AR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked round the reservoir at a leisurely pace enjoying the Autumn colours. It took just an hour. It's such a lovely walk, close to the water and through trees too. There seemed to be a woodland walk part of the way round, might be...More

Thank big-blue-eyes
SevernTrent W, Customer care at Thornton Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear you had a great time at the reservoir. The walk is nice to enjoy and go at your own pace, taking in the sights with the Autumn season now approaching us. We hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful relaxing walk around the reservoir on a sunny autumn day. Lovely to see all the wildlife around. Will definitely be back. Great place for buggies or wheelchairs too. Unfortunately popped in to the garden centre opposite for coffee and a bite to...More

Thank GrannyfrannyGF
SevernTrent W, Customer Relations at Thornton Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your review. Sorry to hear about the service at the coffee shop, I am glad to hear that you will be back though to enjoy the nice walk around the reservoir, it can be a lovely sight on a sunny...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

Pathway around resavoir suitable for walkers & people with mobility issues. Good views across water. Sometimes fishermen can be seen out on the water in boats. Nice cafe close to car park sometimes wild birds can be spotted. If you cross the road from the...More

Thank leicestershirero2016
SevernTrent W, Digital & Social team at Thornton Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi, thank you for your great feedback in regards to your recent visit. I'm glad to hear you're a regular visitor and buy the plants and shrubs from the nursery :) I hope you have been able to see many different kinds of wildlife during...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

I was very disappointed today when I visited Thornton to see signs now stating dogs must be on leads. I haven’t been for a few weeks but was going there weekly before the school holidays and have not seen these signs before. I have always...More

Thank Debbie H
SevernTrent W, Customer Advisor at Thornton Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Debbie. Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear about your disappointment. Though the signing's been updated this is not a new rule. Dogs are very welcome on site but we do ask that they are kept on a lead. This is for...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

I regularly visit Thornton for a quick stroll round the reservoir. It's an easy 2.5 mile walk on the flat, in winter there are a few boggy muddy patches but usually it's not too bad. The car park gets busy at peak times but it...More

Thank c898dba
SevernTrent W, Customer Care at Thornton Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Thornton reservoir. The flat paths around the site make it a great place for families to walk around in most weather conditions. I hope you come back to visit again soon.

Reviewed 19 July 2018

We've walked round the reservoir many times now and have started to add on the footpaths that take you into the woods. Very cool and welcoming in this blistering heat!!

Thank 68Helly
SevernTrent W, customer service representative at Thornton Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hi Thanks for your great review. The site is a great site for a good walk, although it is one of our smaller sites it has a lot of beauty to offer. We hope to hear of another visit soon Thanks again

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Thornton Reservoir is a lovely place for a walk. The main walk takes about 40 minutes and it's completely flat however there's lots of places where you can detour and expand your walking time. Being by the water there's a lovely cool breeze in summer...More

Thank BeckyWalker92
Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Thornton Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi, I'm glad to hear you had a good time at Thornton reservoir. Next time, why not bring a picnic along. Its good way to spend an afternoon in the sun. Hope to see you there again soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Severn Trent Water have done a great job opening up Thornton Reservoir. There is a small car park, which fills up at busy times. The perimeter walk is well surfaced and takes you on a tour of the reservoir, ranging from open land to thickly...More

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Severn_Trent_Water, Customer Care at Thornton Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi, Thank you for your awesome review. I'm glad you had a great time at Thornton Reservoir. Hope to see you there again soon.

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Although we have lived in Nottingham for 30 years we never knew about this pretty sheltered walk with picturesque Scotts pines. A flat walk with just a short climbe through Thornton churchyard to the dog friendly Reservoir Inn.

Thank visiting-doc
Severn_Trent_Water, customer relations at Thornton Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hi :) Thank you for your review Thornton is such a beautiful place to visit, the walk here is so peaceful and relaxing throughout. Hopefully you'll visit us again soon

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the 2.5 mile walk around the reservoir. The scenery is pleasant and the walk flat and dry. Conveniences are available at the anglers hut.

Thank TLPaul
Severn_Trent_Water, customer relations at Thornton Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hello :) I'm glad you enjoyed the walk around the reservoir - there is some lovely views around here and the walking is enjoyable as well. Hopefully you'll see us again soon

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Amanda K
16 August 2018|
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Response from 68Helly | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are lots of dogs off their leads.
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JuneS1224
23 July 2018|
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Response from SevernTrent W | Property representative |
Hi Thanks for your question The site offers shady areas so you can enjoy the site out of the sunshine, dogs are welcome but we ask that they are kept on a lead at all times. Thanks again
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