GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Crowdy Reservoir

2 miles (4 km)

This short walk follows a section of the Copper Trail from Crowdy Reservoir to Davidstow Woods on Bodmin Moor. The walk starts from the Crowdy Reservoir car park and follows country lanes past the reservoir to the nearby woods. It's a nice easy short walk with good views across the water to the surrounding countryside. The reservoir and the surrounding Crowdy marsh are also good for birdwatching with gadwall, goldeneye, goosander, mallard, common pochard, shoveler, teal and tufted duck to look out for. You may also see ponies grazing on Davidstow Moor.
To extend your walk head south and climb to Brown Willy and Rough Tor - the two highest points on the moor.


PL32 9QJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Crowdy Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Crowdy Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head west from the reservoir into nearby Camelford and there's a few good refreshment options. The Masons Arms does good food and has a lovely garden area to sit in when the weather is good. The interior is full of character with a ceiling full of old bottles, mugs, cups, tankards and old newspaper clippings. You can find the pub in the market place at a postcode of PL32 9PB for your sat navs.
The Camelford Way long distance footpath can also be picked up in the town. The trail explores the River Camel Valley to the south of the riverside settlement.

Dog Walking

The reservoir is a nice place for a dog walk but it is advised to keep them on leads and out of the water. The Mason Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Dam at Crowdy Reservoir - - 380089

The Dam at Crowdy Reservoir

Crowdy Reservoir - - 193901

Crowdy Reservoir

Near Crowdy Reservoir - - 840654

Green pastures near the reservoir with Delobole wind farm in the distance

Stone commemorating the opening of Crowdy Reservoir, Advent - - 1322147

Stone commemorating the opening of Crowdy Reservoir, Advent This gives details of the board members and contractor, with prominence given to the chairman of the North and Mid Cornwall Water Board.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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