GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Trimpley Reservoir

2 miles (3.5 km)

This circular walk on the edge of the Wyre Forest visits Eymore Wood and Trimpley Reservoir. There's nice woodland trails and a path along the reservoir to enjoy.
You can park at the Eymore Wood car park to start your walk. Then follow footpaths south to the two reservoirs. Here you cross the Severn Valley Railway before picking up the Severn Way which runs between the reservoir and the river. The path heads along the river towards Upper Arley before cutting back across the woods to the car park.
The river and reservoir are great for wildlife watching with kingfishers, grey herons and goosanders to look out for on the water. Pheasants, cuckoos and woodpeckers can be seen in Eymore Wood.
The Worcestershire Way long distance footpath passes through the wood so you could pick this up to extend your walk. Following it north east will take you to Kingsford Country Park and Kinver Edge.
Following the Severn Way north will take you to the lovely Arley Arboretum. The Upper Arley Circular Walk visits the arboretum and the reservoir. Our Severn Valley Railway Walk starts from Bewdley and also visits the reservoir and Upper Arley.


DY12 1PJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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


You could head west and visit The Button Oak Inn in the village of the same name. You can enjoy a good meal in the spacious garden area if the weather is good. They can be found at postcode DY12 3AQ for your sat navs. The inn is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west you'll find the Button Oak Meadow Nature Reserve in the Wyre Forest. This pretty area has some nice woodland trails with interesting flora and fauna to see.
Head north along the river and you will soon come to the popular Severn Valley Country Park. There's a 126 acre park to explore here with lots of wildlife and an informative visitor centre. Near here there's the worthy village of Hampton Loade where there's a Severn Valley Railway station and a 17th century pub by the river.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.


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A view of the lower of the two reservoirs at Trimpley.

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The Western half of Timpley Reservoir lies in this square. The dark trees in the background are Seckley Wood on the opposite bank of the Severn.

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Part of the large reservoir operated by Severn Trent Water. The public are allowed to walk around most of it, and some days yachts are to be seen sailing here. There are also plenty of seats, and access to the Severn Way and nearby Eymore Wood. The wood can be seen in the background

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The reservoir in the autumn

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The settling pool at Trimpley Reservoir. The rings, which appear on the surface of the pool, are very popular with gulls. They like to sit on them and presumably engage in gull-talk, or maybe they've come for a spot of fishing. The two rings in the distance are occupied by a large gathering of gulls.

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Severn Way just south of the lake.

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A glimpse of the reservoir from Eymore wood on its northern side.

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A dog on one of the paths through Eymore Wood


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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