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Pitsford Reservoir - Pitsford Water Park

Opens in 19 min: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Great place to visit

If you love the outdoors and the English countryside this place is great excellent. Great for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter W
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Northampton sur Mer

As Northampton is just about as far as you can get from the sea in the UK, Pitsford reservoir is a... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Rob F
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Northampton Road | Holcot, Northampton NN6 9SJ, England
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All reviews bike ride cycle round half way round seven miles great place to cycle willow tree cafe bicycle shop great walk nice little coffee shop easy cycle sunday walk flat walk ice cream truck leisurely pace dog walkers a popular place peaceful walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love the outdoors and the English countryside this place is great excellent. Great for walking or cycling.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The circuit of the reservoir is more or less 10km and back in the day it was a lovely run along country tracks with a bit of a cafe at the end. It's now really a town park with metalled tracks (for the bikes) and...More

Thank David U
Reviewed 8 August 2018

As Northampton is just about as far as you can get from the sea in the UK, Pitsford reservoir is a welcome stretch of water for the locals to enjoy .It is popular place with sailors,fisherman and birdwatchers and also has a footpath/cycle path surrounding...More

2  Thank Rob F
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit for fresh air and getting in touch with nature. Car parking is charged for but the expense of water has water based activities - a pleasant walk around the reservoir and there is cycle rises and a cafe. Lots to do...More

Thank northants90
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I came with a few friends and set up a barbecue, local staff were really welcoming and friendly and the views are amazing. The playground is also great for the kids.

Thank hxl2404
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Lovely reservoir to have a stroll around. If you are in luck you grab some free parking by the side of the road or you can pay in the car parks. You can also grab an ice-cream on the way round. Playgrounds perfect for kids.

Thank Joshua B B
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 9am on saturday. The sky was overcast and this was the week when the temperature rarely went below 26 degree. The air was still and I could feel the heat building up. Best to get the show on the road. I saw...More

Thank Diella S
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on my own and decided to walk the 7 miles round the nature reserve. Paths well maintained and mix of grass/gravel. Little disappointed that the path goes inland quite a bit so not always possible to see the reservoir. Also severely lack of signage...More

1  Thank MalcH
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is a pleasant area for a walk around the water. Benches are provided every so often. It was relaxing just to watch the geese and ducks. Cars can be parked on site (small charge).

1  Thank Couple-Tadworth
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is such a pretty place to take the family. There is a good playground for children and a separate one for very young. The walkways are mostly suitable in all weather. There is a cafe and toilet near the playground. The only down side...More

Thank Jenny H
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3 July 2018|
Response from tartnjohn | Reviewed this property |
Certainly plenty of car parking but much of it is in a hollow which gives little view of the reservoir The odd spot would give you what you want if you are lucky.
Lucy S
28 May 2018|
Response from buglybear | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but more suited for off-road bikes. The path is quite gravelly in places.