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Pitsford Reservoir - Pitsford Water Park

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Perfect place to run, cycle or walk around

Ideal place for a training run as the path round the larger part of the reservoir is 10km... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
james797
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Northants
Beautiful scenery and great paths. Not particularly dog friendly

Stunning. Walk round about 6 miles. Can do half from causeway to country park or vice versa but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NMcN
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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All reviews bike ride cycle round half way round great place to cycle half miles bicycle shop great walk nice little coffee shop easy cycle ice cream truck a popular place bird watching nature reserve dog walk toilet facilities nice place to visit bank holiday
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal place for a training run as the path round the larger part of the reservoir is 10km. Undulating pathway which can sap the energy. There is a cafe and play area , with parking, away from the causeway if you are not running round.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank james797
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning. Walk round about 6 miles. Can do half from causeway to country park or vice versa but need a lift back to car. Lovely little cafe. Wheelchair and bike rental available Dogs must be on leads and are not allowed in the reservoir. Apparently...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NMcN
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank N8699PYpeterw
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank skyhightraveladv
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank diellasulaiman
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.
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Response from buglybear | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but more suited for off-road bikes. The path is quite gravelly in places.
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