GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Stanford Reservoir

1 miles (1 km)

This pretty reservoir is located on theRiver Avon near the village ofStanford-on-Avon on the LeicestershireandNorthamptonshire border.
You can access the reservoir with a permit from Severn and Trent Water. This will allow you to follow footpaths along the water where you can look out for a variety of birdlife includinggoosander, tufted duck,wigeon,pochardandshoveller. Several other rare species have also been spotted in this secluded spot such as Golden Oriole and Spotted Crake.
You can start the walk from the car park at the eastern end of the lake, near to South Kilworth.

Postcode

NN6 6JS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south west from the site and you can continue your lakeside walking at the expansive Draycote Water.
Just to the east you can pick up the Welford Walk. There's another reservoir here and easy walks along the Grand Union Canal towpath. Near here you can also pick up the Naseby Battlefield Walk and visit Sulby Reservoir.
To the west of the lake you can try the circular Lutterworth Walk which explores the valley of the River Swift. There's also some fine 17th century buildings and a local country park to see in the neighbouring market town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northamptonshire Walks and the Leicestershire Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Stanford Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1473410

The south west corner of the reservoir.

Stanford Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 592905

As viewed from a narrow lane to the north west of the reservoir.

North End of Stanford Reservoir. - geograph.org.uk - 417639

North End of Stanford Reservoir. The feeder from the River Avon enters the reservoir via this lagoon.

Reservoir Cottage and Stanford Reservoir, geograph 4605766 by Mat Fascione

Reservoir Cottage

Sluice Gates. - geograph.org.uk - 417652

Sluice Gates. These sluice gates enable water from the River Avon to enter the reservoir at the eastern end.

Stanford Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 592893

Straddling the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire border.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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