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Olton Reservoir

1 miles (1 km)

Olton Reservoir or Mere is located in the Solihull area.
The mere is the location of Olton Mere Sailing Club. See the link on details of how to join the private club. Members can learn to sail on the mere or you can enjoy a walk around the private lake. It's a lovely peaceful place for a stroll with lots of wildlife to see on the water. Keep your eyes peeled for herons, ducks and moorhens on your visit.
You can visit the site from Olton train station which lies just to the north. Near here you can also pick up the Grand Union Canal Walk


B92 7AN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east there's Sheldon Country Park and Elmdon Park where there are more good walking trails to try. Just to the west there's Moseley Bog and Sarehole Mill.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Midlands Walks page.


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Olton Mere is a large secluded expanse of water in the heart of Birmingham's eastern suburbs. The reservoir supplies water to the nearby Grand Union Canal and is also the home of Olton Mere Sailing Club. This photograph was taken by permission of British Waterways staff.

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Olton Mere

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Valve gear

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Dinghy slipway


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