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Feeding the Grand Union!

This group of 4 reservoirs were originally constructed to top up the water levels in the Grand... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nick and Angel S
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Cool shady walk on a hot day

We stopped off at the Bulbourne Arms for lunch then walked past the canal junction towards Startops... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toni B
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This group of 4 reservoirs were originally constructed to top up the water levels in the Grand Union Canal and its Aylesbury and Wendover wings. They now provide a picturesque and peaceful location for walking, birdwatching, fishing or just relaxing and enjoy nature! There are...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off at the Bulbourne Arms for lunch then walked past the canal junction towards Startops End and around the reservoirs. Not far from where we started, the Wendover Arm branches off the main canal and is being restored to use by a local...More

Thank Toni B
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We parked at the small car park at Wilstone Reservoir and walked the footpath around the reservoir, through the fields to the dry canal before returning to the reservoir and back to the car. The paths are a bit muddy so appropriate footwear is essential....More

1  Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Whether you are on your own, with family or with your dog, this is a perfect way of taking a leisurely stroll. You can cycle along the canal for miles from this point too, and have a tea/coffee and a bite to eat in the...More

1  Thank Ian S
Reviewed 30 March 2018

A lovely place to visit with dogs or not. You can walk round and link up with the Grand Union canal to complete a lovely walk with wildlife to see, there's even a bird hide to help view the various birds on the reservoir. There...More

Thank Fuzzy4food
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This is a popular area for walkers, fishermen and twitchers. There's a car park which can get crowded on weekends. From here you can walk along the canal to Bulbourne, or cut up the Wendover arm and back via Wilstone resevoir, or going the other...More

Thank PhilandRuth
Reviewed 6 February 2018

This is a lovely area to visit. The car park gets busy at weekends but visit in the winter and mid week and you will not see many others. Three hours will cost you £1.50. It is muddy in the winter so go prepared. There...More

Thank Pengor
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

There are 4 Startops Tringford and Marsworth and further away Wilstone You do have to drive to get to them or cycle or by canal boat Signposted walks bit muddy when wet and mainly flat apart from steps up from main car park Highlight is...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place really is so much more than just a reservoir. It's more like a series of lakes, with lots of birds and other wildlife. A lovely place to visit.

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Our walk started at Startops End car park along the canal, across to eventually walk around three of the four reservoirs. The paths were good though a little hilly with steps in some parts. Allow 2-3 hours. We finished off with brunch in the very...More

Thank susanne2018
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