GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hawkridge Reservoir

2 miles (2.5 km)

Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty reservoir in the Quantock Hills area of Somerset. There's nice footpaths climbing above the reservoir, with lovely views across the water to the surrounding countryside and woodland.
You can start your walk from the roadside parking area on Lawyer's Hill. Then follow the road and public footpaths towards Ebsley Cottage at the eastern end of the water. The path then climbs towards Littledown with nice views back down to the reservoir.
To extend your walking in the area, head west to the Great Wood where you will find miles of waymarked cycling and walking trails.
On the south western fringe of Great Wood you will find Wills Neck, the highest point in the Quantock Hills.

Postcode

TA5 1AL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Dog Walking

The reservoir and surrounding woodland make for a pleasant dog walk.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near the site you'll find the worthy village of Crowcombe where you can enjoy the circular walk to Black Hill, Bicknoller Hill and the 15th century Halsway Manor. The village additionally includes a fine 17th century pub with a lovely large garden and views to the Brendon Hills.
Just to the west is Aisholt where there's an old church and some woodland trails around Aisholt Wood. To the east Peart Water leads into the small village of Spaxton and then on to Ashford Reservoir.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Hawkridge Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1006623

Hawkridge Reservoir in autumn.

Countryside east of Hawkridge Reservoir (geograph 3955873)

Countryside east of Hawkridge Reservoir. Looking down the Peart Water valley. In the distance is Bridgwater Bay. The reservoir wasbuilt in the early 1960'sto provide drinking water forBridgwaterwhich is located about 7 miles to the east.

Hawkridge Reservoir and dam

A winter view across the dam. The site is used for angling with catches includingRainbow Trout. It is also good for wildlife spotting with various wildfowl to see on the water.

Hawkridge Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 648371

Looking east from Coleshill.

Hawkridge Reservoir dam - geograph.org.uk - 648373

A close up of the dam, viewed from the eastern end of the reservoir.

Woodland walk above Hawkridge Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 648340

Steps on the woodland walk above the lake.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Hawkridge Reservoir.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Hawkridge Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)