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Ardingly Reservoir

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Ardingly Reservoir College Road, Ardingly RH17 6SQ, England
+44 1444 892549
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A great place to walk

If you want a long walk in beautiful suroundings then Ardingly Reservoir is the place to walk. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chawkes2016
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Horley, United Kingdom
Peaceful, beautiful location

If you just want to walk around, have a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds of the water this is... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Rcdrich
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ardingly Reservoir College Road, Ardingly RH17 6SQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a long walk in beautiful suroundings then Ardingly Reservoir is the place to walk. It will take a couple of hours to get completely around, but its worth it.

Thank chawkes2016
Reviewed 25 November 2017

If you just want to walk around, have a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds of the water this is a great place. It’s also a wonderful place if you want to get out onto the water itself. Very sheltered with options including paddle...More

1  Thank Rcdrich
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Stunning scenery, unobtrusive signs and fantastic bird life. I had a lovely visit here with family and friends and found it a perfect venue, even in winter. Not being a great twitcher or having a great knowledge of birds, my favourites were the Robins, fluttering...More

Thank Bonfyl
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The viaduct is beautiful and is only a short walk through some fields from the reservoir. Worth visiting if you're in the area. The reservoir looks like it has some nice walks around it and has a cafe.

Thank heatherrR8857CI
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It's easy to do a walk that starts at the car park, passes the Gardeners Arms for lunch and returns on the other side of the reservoir, about 3.5 miles. There is usually some activity involving boats, and plenty of wildlife, so enjoyable in any...More

Thank flugelist
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a nice walk with a path around the reservoir. The path goes in and out of tree areas so if it's hot you can get a little bit of shade. Lovely for a picnic. Very pretty. Suitable for a short walk or a...More

Thank Barbara Helen F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Ardingly Activity Centre is a great place to hire a paddle board. Booked in advance as there were 8 of us but staff really accommodating to us turning up a bit early. The Reservoir itself is an idilic spot and well worth a visit if...More

1  Thank Rob G
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Took the children and dog for a stroll around the reservoir - the dog absolutely loved it and the children liked the wooden sculptures in the wood. Lot's of parking, however, it costs £1 to enter and you can only pay with coinage.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Ardingly Activities Centre looks after the reservoir fishing. It supplies small boats fitted with electric powered outboard engines and also supply paddles. The Centre is a Royal Yachting Association Recognised teaching establishment for dinghy sailing established in the late 1980s. Also involved with canoes and...More

1  Thank Aquafever
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went there as a family and it is the most beautiful walk, with plenty of wildlife and things to look out for

Thank Tina M
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lyons74
24 January 2017|
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Response from Tina M | Reviewed this property |
Hello no I am afraid you are unable to use your own canoe there. But if you go to the Anchor Inn at Barcombe there is a river there and you can use your canoe. There are also boats for hire.
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Colin S
11 December 2016|
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Response from djl-uk | Reviewed this property |
It was £1.00 anytime and pay at entrance
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