Wonderful on Tap
Trimpley Reservoir is an ideal day out in Worcestershire for those who enjoy wildlife watching and walking.
This visitor site is open
Following Government guidelines, restrictions in England have now been lifted.
Our visitor sites are open and ready to welcome visitors.
Mask wearing is no longer manadatory, however if you wish to wear a mask in areas that may be busy such as toilets, you are welcome to do so.
It’s really important to protect the safety and wellbeing of all our visitors, local communities and our teams, so we urge everyone to remember the following:
Our sites are likely to be very busy and we may have to close our car parks when we reach capacity, so please be prepared to turn around and visit another time.
Respect our site and neighbours by taking home your litter, or using a bin on site if you can't, and do not park in local communities if the car park is full.
A little bit about Trimpley...
Learn all about Trimpley's history
Why was the reservoir created here?
The reservoir was created to supplement the Elan Valley pipeline, which brings wonderful Welsh water all the way to
Birmingham to supply our customers.
What was here before?
Before the reservoir was built the land belonged to part of Eymore Farm, and so was mainly agricultural in use.
How long did it take to build the Reservoir?
The construction on the reservoir started in 1964 and was completed in 1968.
What is the Reservoirs role in the water supply network?
The top reservoir provides water to the Elan Valley Aqueduct which in turn supplies water to Birmingham, Mamble and Tenbury.
Where does the water come from?
The reservoir has no natural feed, and so the water is pumped from
the nearby River Severn. This is then spread over the collecting pool,
and piped to the waterworks to be treated and filtered.
How deep and big is the reservoir?
The reservoirs’ perimeter is 29 acres and it is approximately 3ft deep. This increases to 40ft by the valve tower.