Wonderful on Tap
Coronavirus (Covid-19) update
This visitor site is open for local visitors to exercise
As England has now entered a national lockdown, we are following the Government guidelines to help keep everyone safe.
This site will remain open for local people to exercise. The Government has defined local as the village, town, or part of a city where you live. Please do not travel to a site if it's not local to where you live.
It’s really important to protect the safety and wellbeing of all our visitors, local communities and our teams, so we urge everyone to stay local, observe social distancing and follow any measures we have put in place if you visit a reopened site.
Fishing is now closed as it's out of season.
Sailing is not permitted.
Rule of one
Only visit with your household, support bubble, or with one other person if you maintain social distancing.
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
Trimpley Reservoir is an ideal day out in Worcestershire for those who enjoy wildlife watching and walking.
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.