I found parking tricky as the car park is quite small and there were queues to get in. I used Google maps to find my way, and the smaller car park was where it directed me. After our visit, I discovered there is an alternative car park at the other end, but it is not as buggy friendly.
Once you get parking there is a long buggy friendly route surrounded by farmland up to the reservoir. There is a steep hill near the end before you reach the reservoir which is a good bit of exercise.
The reservoir itself is very impressive. From this point onwards there is a water spillway to the right of the path and it is not so buggy friendly. But in saying that, this bit for us is the far more pretty part of the walk.
The sound of nature is all around and on more than one occasion we’ve been lucky to hear cuckoo’s. There are also other migrating birds such as willow warblers here so great for wildlife enthusiasts.
Once at the top you come to a road which you have to go around to get back on the path which is much narrower. Our 3 year old can walk 2.8km but usually we’d have to put her in a carrier for this walk.
We love hiking so this doesn’t put us off. It’s a walk we’ve done on more than one occasion and it’s particularly pretty in Spring and Autumn. Do wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty for after the reservoir.