Wonderful on Tap
Coronavirus (Covid-19) update
This visitor site is open with restrictions in place
This site is now open - there are extra measures in place to protect your wellbeing and the safety of other visitors, the local community and our teams.
If you visit this site, observe social distancing, follow the rule of six, check opening times, follow any new measures we put in place, and stay local.
Do not travel long distances to visit the site.
Currently there is no public fishing on site. More information on permit fishing can be found on the Trimpley Angling association website.
The sailing club is still closed. More information can be found on the Trimpley Sailing club website.
Rule of six
Only meet in groups of six people or less when you visit our sites.
Footpaths are open but with some diversions in place due to work on site.
- Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from other visitors and staff
- Respect any instructions or signage - they're there to keep you safe
- Look after those with you - keep dogs on leads and children close by
- Maintain good hygiene and avoid touching hard surfaces
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.