Enjoy a walk around this pretty reservoir and along the Louth Canal on this waterside walk in Lincolnshire.
Start your walk from the car park at the north western tip of the reservoir. Then follow the paths around the water to the canal on the eastern side of the water. The route then picks up the towpath following it north before following nice country lanes through the countryside around Fulstow. There's nice paths along the reservoir and views across the water to the lovely Lincolnshire Wolds countryside.
The reservoir is close to the villages of Covenham St Bartholomew and Covenham St Mary. After your walk you can visit the the Grade II listed Anglican church of St Bartholomew. Here you will find a monumental brass with an effigy of Sir John Skypwyth dated 1415. There's also some 13th century stonework and delightful churchyard which is also a nature reserve. You can enjoy refreshments at the attractive Mill House restaurant. It is believed to be of 16th century origin, having previously ground corn for the nearby Benedictine Priory.
To extend your walking in the area you could continue along the Louth Canal. Continuing north will take you to the Lincolnshire coast and the Tetney Marshes RSPB Nature Reserve. Heading south will take you to the village of Alvingham and then on to the market town of Louth.
Covenham Reservoir PostcodeLN11 0XX
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations