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Boddington Reservoir

Planning your visit

Address: Boddington Reservoir, Boddington Road, Byfield, Northamptonshire

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: There are no toilets on site, the nearest toilets can be found in the villages of Upper Boddington and Byfield, 1/2 mile walk in either direction

Surrounded by lovely Northamptonshire countryside, Boddington Reservoir is an oasis of water, greenery and wildlife. Just the place for family walks and budding nature detectives

Great for

  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Sailing
  • Bird spotting


Upper Boddington and Byfield

Spot a boat

Banbury Sailing Club operates on the reservoir and their are lots of boats to see.

Picnic spot

There are picnic benches dotted around the reservoir and plenty of places to lay a picnic blanket down. There are pubs in the nearby villages of Upper Boddington and Byfield, a 1/2 mile walk in either direction


You may see:

  • Ducks
  • Dragonflies
  • Damselflies
  • Green woodpeckers
  • Toads
  • Grass snakes
  • Pike
  • Gulls

Since the creation of the reservoir it has been gradually colonised by birds, insects and wild flowers


There is a free car park at the reservoir