Weston Turville Reservoir
This walk visits the Weston Turville Reservoir just south of the Buckinghamshire village of the same name.
You can follow pleasant footpaths round the water for a distance of just over a mile. It's a lovely spot with easy flat trails and fine views across the still waters of the lake to the surrounding Chiltern Hills. The site is also home to Aylesbury Sailing Club so you can often see sailboats and dinghies on the water.
The reservoir has an interesting history stretching back to 1797 when it was built as a feeder for the Wendover Canal Arm of the Grand Union Canal. You can easily extend your walk by picking up the canal towpath to the east of the lake.
There are also bird hides around the site where you can look out for various wildfowl including the shoveler duck.
PostcodeHP22 5PS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Weston Turville Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Weston Turville Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Weston Turville Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Weston Turville Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head a couple of miles east of the reservoir and you'll find miles of peaceful woodland trails around the expansive Wendover Woods. Here you can enjoy a climb to the high point in the Chilterns at Haddington Hill.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Buckinghamshire Walks page.