GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hollowell Reservoir

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty reservoir and nature reserve in Northamptonshire. The 140 acre reservoir is a peaceful place for a walk and also has some good bird watching opportunites. Birds you may see include grey phalarope, dunlin, and ringed plover. To use the car park and do go bird watching at the lake you can purchase a permit from the Pitsford Fishing Lodge. See the link below for more details.
Head about half a mile south of the reservoir and you can visit the nearby Ravensthorpe Reservoir.


NN6 8RN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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


Head into nearby Guilsborough and you could enjoy some post walk refreshments at the Witch & Sow. The historic 17th century pub is so named because of the village's connections with the Northamptonshire Witch Trials in the 1600s. They serve good quality dishes and have a garden area to sit out in. The pub is located in a fine spot, standing opposite the attractive ironstone Jacobean grammar school. You can find them on the High Street at postcode NN6 8PY for your sat navs. They are dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the east there's one of the highlights of the area at Pitsford Reservoir. The expansive reservoir is the 34th largest body of water in England and Wales and has a fabulous cycle and walking path running around the perimeter and a Nature Reserve at the northern end. It is set within Brixworth Country Park where there's good facilities including a visitor centre and cafe.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northamptonshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Guilsborough - Hollowell Reservoir - - 234084

Guilsborough - Hollowell Reservoir. Northern section of the Reservoir looking from the A5199.

Hollowell Reservoir from Welford Road. - - 935170

Hollowell Reservoir from Welford Road. Taken on January 1st 2008

Wheat field, Hollowell - - 194374

Wheat field, Hollowell. Ripening wheat field edged with poppies, taken through a gap in the hedgerow from the lane between Guilsborough and Teeton. The end of Ravensthorpe reservoir is visible in the middle distance.

Tractors at large - - 1387764

Tractors at large. Tractors on display at the 23rd annual Hollowell Steam and Heavy Horse Show in July 2009. The hedgerow borders the road between Hollowell and Guilsborough. Rolling countryside with hedgerow-bordered fields beyond, with a glimpse of Hollowell reservoir to the left.

Hollowell-Guilsborough Hill - - 2655275

Hollowell-Guilsborough Hill. A view of the village which lies just to the south of the lake.

Guilsborough - - 3609823

Guilsborough village. Just to the west of the reservoir is this pretty village.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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