Thames Water’s reservoirs and water sites can offer you and your family a great day out.
Whether it is fishing from a boat on Farmoor reservoir surrounded by the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, pond dipping at the London Wetland Centre, sailing on the Queen Mother reservoir in west London or spotting rare birds at one of our internationally recognised nature reserves – there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Their sites – large and small – are spread out across London and the Thames Valley and some may be closer than you think!
Click on the map to link through to find out what activities are on your doorstep.
- Many Thames Water sites provide a great opportunity to see a wide range of bird species.
- Some are important for birds at both a nationally and international level.
- And there are birdwatching sites to suit both experts and beginners.
- There are excellent coarse and game fishing opportunities at some of the reservoirs.
- Why not try your hand at coarse and trout fishing at London’s largest fishery on the Walthamstow Reservoirs
- Or fly-fishing at Oxfordshire’s Farmoor Reservoir
- There are many angling clubs across the sites.
- With a long history of providing drinking water and sanitation in London and the Thames Valley, there are also many fascinating buildings, steam pumping engines and a wealth of industrial heritage for visitors to explore.
- Thames Water’s sites hold a rich array of wildlife; many are managed as nature reserves, often in partnership with conservation groups.
- The nature reserves range from nationally important grassland in the Cotswolds, an island in the tidal Thames, to the last remnants of London’s grazing marshes at Crossness – one of the remaining strongholds for water voles in the country.
- From wetland habitat to managed grassland and sites of scientific special interest there is a wealth of nature to be observed at our nature reserves.
- The large, open expanses of water on the reservoirs provide excellent places to sail.
- Whether it’s dinghy sailing or windsurfing, expert or beginner, the clubs offer great opportunities for everyone.
To find out more, and also check how much water your family uses and get lots of hints and tips on how to save water, visit thameswater.co.uk