GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Durleigh Reservoir

2 miles (3.5 km)

This circular walk takes you around Durleigh Reservoir in Bridgwater, Somerset.
The walk starts in the small village of Durleigh, located on the western fringes of the town of Bridgwater. From here you can pick up a mixture of country lanes and public footpaths to take you around the water. It's about a 2 mile walk on flat paths, so suitable for most abilities. On the way look out for a variety of water loving birds including ducks,great crested grebes,swansandgeese.
There is a sailing club located at the site so you may see sailboats on the water in decent weather. It's also a popular spot for anglers looking to catchcarp,roach,bream,perch,tenchandpike.
The Durleigh Brook feeds into the reservoir so you can continue your walk by heading east along the footpath that runs along the brook. A short distance south of the reservoir you can pick up the Samaritans Way South West. This waymarked trail will take you into the countryside around Goathurst if you follow it west. Head east and it will take you into Bridgwater where you could pick up the towpath of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal.


TA5 2AW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In the village you'll pass the noteworthy West Bower Manor. Parts of the historic building date from the 15th century though the core of the fabric may even be earlier, further parts were built in the 17th and 19th centuries.It was the seat of the historical estate of "West Bower" once held byEdward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, the brother ofJane Seymour,Henry the VIII`s Queen. There's also the Church of St Hugh whichdates from the 11th century and was substantially rebuilt in the late 19th century. It has been designated byEnglish Heritageas a Grade II*listed building.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Durleigh Sailing Club - - 157305

Durleigh Sailing Club

Durleigh Reservoir in autumn - - 1076102

Durleigh Reservoir in autumn

Durleigh Dam and Reservoir - - 1192321

Dam and Reservoir view. Durleigh brook, a tributary of the River Parrett, was dammed in 1938 to form the reservoir.

Durleigh reservoir

Durleigh reservoir

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Durleigh Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)