GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sulby Reservoir

6 miles (9 km)

Sulby Reservoir is located near the villages of Welford and Naseby in Northamptonshire. They provide water to the summit level of theGrand Union Canalby way of the navigable Welford Arm.
This circular walk visits both Welford and Sulby Reservoir before following waymarked trails to Sibbertoft. The route starts at the car park at the western end of Welford Reservoir. From here you can pick up the Jurassic Way and follow it north east to Sibbertoft. The village is a good place to stop for refreshments at what is roughly the half way point of the walk.
From the village you can pick up bridleways heading south west through the countryside towards Welford. At the Naseby Road you pick up a section of Shakespeare's Avon Way which you can follow along the River Avon towards Welford and then back up to the car park.
The walk passes along Naseby Field, site of the 1645 Battle of Naseby. You can extend your walking in the area by try our Naseby Battlefield Walk which visits the reservoirs.

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near the site you can visit the attractive village of Welford and pick up the circular Welford Walk. There's another reservoir here and easy walks along the Grand Union Canal towpath. Just to the west of the village you could also visit the tranquil Stanford Reservoir. The reservoir requires a permit for access but is a lovely place for a peaceful stroll. There's also lots of birdlife to look out for on the water.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northamptonshire Walks page.


Sulby Reservoir, Northamptonshire

Sulby Reservoir, from an embankment dividing it fromWelford Reservoir

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The causeway starting to the right of the picture carries a footpath between Sulby and Welford Reservoirs. Sulby reservoir is popular with fishermen.

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Welford Reservoir

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Footbridge across the spillway. This footbridge carries the Jurassic Way Footpath across the spillway between Welford and Sulby Reservoirs

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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