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Ardingly Reservoir

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We came on a Sunday to hire a kayak with my other half and my friends and I can simply say that it... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Went kayaking on the reservoir yesterday. First time trying this activity and it was great! The... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Nikki S
Haywards Heath, 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 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 Nikki S
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

1  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
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
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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