Trenchford and Tottiford Reservoir
Enjoy an easy walk around these two pretty reservoirs in the Dartmoor National Park. There are waterside walking trails running along the waters edge and then into surrounding woodland. The area is well signposted and there is seating and picnic area dotted around the walk. Look out for a variety of birdlife on the water and beautiful rhododendrons around the reservoir in the summer months. It's easy to extend your walk to Kennick Reservoir as this lies just to the north of Trenchford and Tottiford Reservoirs.
This walk starts at the parking area at the western end of Tottiford Reservoir and takes you along the waterside paths.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could head to the nearby Canonteign Falls where you'll find lakes, a wooded valley and a spectacular waterfall.
PostcodeTQ13 9NS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Trenchford and Tottiford Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Trenchford and Tottiford Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head into Lustleigh and visit The Cleave Pub for some post walk refreshments. The delightful thatched pub has an attractive interior with features including a low-ceilinged beamed bar with granite walls and log fire. Outdoors there's a nice garden area to relax in on warmer days. The pub does great food and can be found in the village at a postcode of TQ13 9TJ for your sat navs.
The reservoirs are a popular place for dog walking and you'll probably see plenty of other owners on a good day. There's also some nice woodland trails surrounding the water where you can take your canine friend. The Cleave pub mentioned above also has a dog friendly area.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
About 2 miles south west of the reservoirs you'll find the pretty village of Lustleigh. Here you can visit Lustleigh Cleave which is an excellent place to continue your walking if you have time. The lovely area includes fields, meadows, woods and riverside trails along the River Bovey.
A few miles east of the reservoirs you'll find the expansive Haldon Forest Park. There's miles of waymarked walking trails and mountain biking trails to be found here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Dartmoor Walks and Devon Walks pages.