Owned by Wessex Water and providing water to the town of Bridgwater, Hawkridge is a hidden jem waiting to be discovered.
Best time to visit
Look out for
wildfowl, such as grebes, on the reservior, deer in the woodland surrounding Hawkridge. Fly fishing on the lake avaliable through Wessex Water.
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Toilets including a wheechair accessible toilet avaiable for anglers only. Nearest public facilities at Great Wood or Fyne Court
Transport and parking
Free parking avaliable at the viewpoint car park and parking for anglers and visitors within Hawkridge Reservior.
There are bound surfaced tracks for anglers visiting the reservior. Rights of way from Hawkridge Reservoir are steep and uneven.
Hawkridge Reservior was built between 1960 - 1962 to provide drinking water for the town of Bridgwater to the east. It is 13Ha in size and can hold up to 864 million litres of water. The area immideately surrounding the reservior is open to anglers only however there are a number of rights of way which make for a lovely circular walk, including a short walk through Hawkridge Woods to a restored lime kiln and picnic area. The reservior has become a haven for wildlife and is now designated as a County Wildlife Site.