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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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Lovely place for walking, water sports, picnics, bird watching and fishing. Only accessible by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lucy A
Great fun for families

Ardingly Reservoir is a lovely place to visit on a sunny day. You can walk your dog around the edge... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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

Lovely place for walking, water sports, picnics, bird watching and fishing. Only accessible by driving or cycling. Limited refreshments available at sailing club.

Thank Lucy A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ardingly Reservoir is a lovely place to visit on a sunny day. You can walk your dog around the edge and there is an excellent water sports center to hire paddle boards and kayaks from. You can go fishing, bird-watching and walking with a lovely...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

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.

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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
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Reviewed 6 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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 22 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
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Reviewed 27 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
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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
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Response from djl-uk | Reviewed this property |
It was £1.00 anytime and pay at entrance
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