GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ravensthorpe Reservoir

2 miles (2.5 km)

This walk visits Ravensthorpe Reservoir near Northampton. It's a short stroll from the village of Ravensthorpe to the 100 acre reservoir. There's a footpath along the western edge of the water but please note access is restricted to permit holders only. Bird Watching Permits are available from the nearby Pitsford Fishing Lodge and include access toPitsford and Hollowell reservoirs.
To extend your walking in the area head to Brixworth Country Park where you can enjoy a walk along Pitsford Reservoir. It's a short walk to Hollowell Reservoir as well.


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

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

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


Head into the nearby village and you could visit the The Chequers for some post exercise rest and refreshment. The friendly pub is Grade II listed and serves good quality food. There's also a village shop, an outdoor children’s adventure area, a beer garden and a separate building for hood skittles.
You can find them about half a mile west of the lake on Cheques Lane at postcode NN6 8ER for your sat navs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Ravensthorpe - - 217762

The south western corner of the Reservoir, looking from Teeton Road. Taken on a glorious summers day in 2006

Ravensthorpe reservoir - - 490215

Ravensthorpe reservoir. Glimpsed through a hawthorn hedge starting to leaf up.

Ravensthorpe Reservoir - - 115207

Taken on the northern shore of this 100 acre Victorian reservoir, the oldest in Northamptonshire.

Feeding the geese at Ravensthorpe reservoir - - 1671825

Feeding the geese at Ravensthorpe reservoir

The village High Street, Ravensthorpe - - 2247621

The village High Street, Ravensthorpe. The small village lies just to the west of the reservoir.

Feeding the geese at Ravensthorpe reservoir - - 1671825

Feeding the geese.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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