Castle Carrock Reservoir
Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty reservoir in the Carlisle District of Cumbria. The trail runs for about 2 miles on a series of fairly flat footpaths.
The walk starts from the village of Castle Carrock where you can follow footpaths south to reach the reservoir. You can then follow trails around the water and through the surrounding woodland. It's a very pretty and peaceful area with woodland birds to look out for on the way round.
For a more challenging walk you could climb to the fells above the reservoir on the eastern side. The footpaths run south from the village to Nixon Head, Tottergill Farm and Roughet Hill. There are fine views over the area from this elevated path.
PostcodeCA8 9LU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Castle Carrock Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Castle Carrock Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Castle Carrock Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Castle Carrock Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Duke Of Cumberland is a friendly pub located in the village. They do very good home cooked food and also have a large outdoor area for warmer days. You can find the pub at a postcode of CA8 9LU for your sat navs.
The lake and woodland trails make for a lovely dog walk and the Duke of Cumberland pub in the village is also very dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head north of the village and you can visit one of the highlights of the area at Talkin Tarn Country Park. There's a lovely waterside path around the pretty tarn and some peaceful woodland trails in the adjacent Gelt Woods. The circular Brampton Walk visits the woods and the park from the train station located just to the north east in Milton.
A few miles to the north east there's the Geltsdale Walk to try. Here you'll find a rugged RSPB nature reserve with becks, hills, old quarries, a pretty tarn and lots of wildlife to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North Pennines Walks and Cumbria Walks pages.