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Swithland Reservoir

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Beautiful sight

When driving around this area, this is a fabulous sight to see. A huge stretch of water with... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Great to see from the road

But even better views from the GCR trains that cross the viaduct. The evening dining trains even... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Saintes, France
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Kinchley Lane | Swithland, Quorn, Loughborough, England
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

When driving around this area, this is a fabulous sight to see. A huge stretch of water with villages surrounding it, in charnwood forest

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A Beautiful tranquil place loads of water fowl. view from road only, best views from Great Central railway as it passes over the water, setting for the film Great Train Robbery, great photo shoot

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

But even better views from the GCR trains that cross the viaduct. The evening dining trains even stop for you to enjoy the views and birdlife.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank digbyl177
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Been here few times for work training programmes and also family walks, never disappoints, with the lovely views of the reservoir, food is difficult to get so best bring your own, great for exploring and walks with the family.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank mohamedsW6962SL
Reviewed 22 March 2018

This location, hard to get to by food, is a beautiful reservoir with historic landmarks. It is a shame there isn't much information regarding the overflow/pattern (my memory fails me). However if you are a MTB/crosscountry cyclist, Swithland Reservoir gives for a nice open (and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

A reservoir is an artificial body of water created to supply drinking and industrial water to local sources. As such it does it job. Also has some interesting bird life - herons, bitterns and assorted ducks and geese.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This is a brilliant location within the Leicestershire forests for walking/exploring with the family. This venue offers acres of interesting walks and sights to see, including a lake and historic trees. This is an excellent venue for stretching the legs, challenging runs, or views of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank simonwilliampizzey
Reviewed 12 December 2017

There's no official parking, or visitor centre, it's not that type of place. This is a Severn Trent Water reservoir that's been here decades, peaceful, unspoilt. Kinchley Lane meanders down to the dam, beware it is twisty and narrow! Glimpses of the reservoir appear through...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Riggeruk
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Lots of Nature, Trees, Flowers, Animals, Ducks, Birds, On a dry warm day, you will enjoy your trip here.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank westiegeo
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Nice scenic views either from the railway that crosses the reservoir or from the dam that you can drive too but thats about it. No real car park, no facilities and you can't walk round. I wouldn't bother !!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MalcH
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Ken O
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No parking