Planning your visit
Address: Weston Turville Reservoir, World's End Lane, Weston Turville, Bucks View on Google map
Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: There are no toilets at the reservoir, the nearest are in the local pubs and the garden centre.
Some family days out can be busy affairs. But here's a place to visit in Buckinghamshire that's surrounded by the peaceful, calming countryside. Weston Turville Reservoir is a wonderful oasis of water, woods and wildlife. Just the place for family walks and budding nature detectives!
The reservoir is managed by Bucks, Berks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) on behalf of the Canal & River Trust.
There is an active sailing club on the reservoir - Aylesbury Sailing Club. The reservoir teems with big fish, if you fancy having a go contact Prestwood & District Angling Club who lease the fishing rights.
Places to eat:
Visit the bird hides and spot waterbirds. Winter is a great time to spot wildfowl such as:
- Tufted ducks
- Water Rail
You might hear 'piglet squeals' of the water rail: the reservoir is its only breeding place in Buckinghamshire. The reservoir is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) of national importance and is managed by Bucks, Berks & Oxon Wildlife Trust.
By car - the closest free parking can be found in a long lay-by on World's End Lane adjacent to the reservoir.