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Arlington Reservoir and Nature Reserve

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Peaceful and relaxing

It takes under an hour to walk around the reservoir on fairly even ground. No cycling. About half... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
East Sussex
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A great place for a good walk.

This reservoir is a good place to stretch the legs in a quiet, beautiful environment. We did the... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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All reviews circular walk takes about an hour lovely walk car park dog walk water birds summer evening small cafe wild birds bird hide solar panels nice cup of tea walk around wooded area parking charge picnic benches south downs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great natural area with circular walk around the reservoir, huge car park. It’s a nice route with wildlife and fauna, just a very relaxed and nice place to go for a change. There is a pub a short drive away and a nice little tearoom.

Thank Taniabellamia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent day out visiting the reservoir plenty to see, watching the wild birds in action. One can go fishing there also. Nice to have a picnic there, Just right for dog walking. Many varieties of trees and bushes to see.

Thank mickey3755
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Lovely walk, and a nice cup of tea as well.Lots of birds to watch. Hard surfaces to walk on so even on wet days its good dog walking place.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Visited on last Friday of August in the summer sunshine. Just £1 to park for up to 2 hours. Very clean toilets on site and a small cafe which was closed when we arrived but open on our return an hour later. Slightly chilly wind...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Visited 13\08\18 with my kids and dogs. Car park is £2 cafe not open, toilet facilities but not very clean. At the start it says it takes about an hour to complete the circuit which is about right depending on your mobility. Some areas would...More

Thank cford96592
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We were very fortunate to book a cottage at a local farm directly at the reservoir and had the benefit of looking out at all the wonderful sites and sounds around . There is a lovely walk of one and a quarter miles around the...More

Thank dtadt
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

It takes under an hour to walk around the reservoir on fairly even ground. No cycling. About half way here is a lookout for you to stop in and look for wild birds. There are benches around the reservoir where you can sit and watch...More

Thank benjyk
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We had stopped off at Arlington cafe en route to a short stay near Eastbourne - lots of parking and a cafe it was a pleasure to visit. The staff were cheerful friendly and helpful, even though the young lady was being trained to make...More

Thank Lord E
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This reservoir is a good place to stretch the legs in a quiet, beautiful environment. We did the circular walk around the reservoir which is a mile and three quarters long and should take an hour but we found due to things to look at...More

1  Thank X3400FLrobertg
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Went here today after reading the reviews left here. What a mistake, dying of thirst, needing a drink as it was so hot, what do I find, pulled in, parked paid our £2, got to the disabled toilet, used my key opened the door to...More

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28 May 2018|
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Response from Chez S |
There are signs stating no swimming is permitted due to blue-green algae
Yvonne B
24 June 2017|
Response from X3400FLrobertg | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is dog friendly and yes they are open Sundays, but there are only 3 indoor tables but it's more like a porch open at the front but there are picnic tables at the front of the cafe.