Carding Mill Valley Reservoir

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Located a short stroll from the top car park at the National Trust’s Carding Mill Valley. The reservoir is accessed from a steep stone man-made “beach” area, and gets deep quite close to the edge. It’s shaded by silver birches and overlooked by the beautiful peaks of the Long Mynd. It gets the sun in the morning. It has wild swimming safety notices and emergency equipment, and NT rangers close by. A lovely place to swim.

Photo © Jeremy Bolwell

Place Categories: Lake Swims and Wild Swim.

Philip Nice says:

Nice to know there´s a place where the NT aren´t anti-swimming unlike e.g. Frensham Little Pd, Cregennan Lakes.

Katy Rink says:

We have been in three times now – it’s a real favourite. We have a paddle about in the stream first with the children down in the valley then a yomp up to the reservoir for a real swim. Good on the NT for letting us in it. It’s a special place.

Anonymous says:

This is a resevoir do you like folks swimming in your drinking water ?

Anonymous says:

They do clean the water before it comes out of your tap.

Ryan says:

Can’t help but think that ‘tower’ structure to the right would be a pretty good thing to jump off. Probably not advisable though, right?

Duma and friends says:

Had a great swim from the bank rather than the man made beach so one friend, i a river lifeguard, went in first, but apart from a little weed, it was fine. A lovely peaceful swim, floating about and chatting surrounded by the rocks and birch trees.

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