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Ardingly Reservoir

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October dog walk

Quiet time to visit. Peaceful with good quality paths around the reservoir. Dog on lead only but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Dog Walk

Had a lovely walk part way round the reservoir (you can walk a very long way). People canoeing in... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Reigate, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ardingly Reservoir College Road, Ardingly RH17 6SQ, England
+44 1444 892549
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet time to visit. Peaceful with good quality paths around the reservoir. Dog on lead only but was fine. Not the most attractive walk I've done in the area but enjoyable nonetheless. If lucky you can park in the lay by opposite if you want...More

Thank andyjohnfarlow
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Had a lovely walk part way round the reservoir (you can walk a very long way). People canoeing in the water. Very peaceful place.

Thank paulaeade
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We came on a Sunday to hire a kayak with my other half and my friends and I can simply say that it was an amazing experience and definitely would do again.

Thank BillyVaughan
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Went kayaking on the reservoir yesterday. First time trying this activity and it was great! The staff are so friendly and organised. We were on the water within a few minutes of arrival! Does get very busy so would definitely recommend booking in advance. Finished...More

4  Thank NikkiS543
Reviewed 25 April 2018

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
Reviewed 24 April 2018

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

2  Thank sandytoes189
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.

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

4  Thank Rcdrich
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
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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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.
Colin S
10 December 2016|
Response from djl-uk | Reviewed this property |
It was £1.00 anytime and pay at entrance