The reservoir can be found off the A629 at BD13 4LN. There is no onsite parking.
Frequently asked questions
Can you swim in Doe Park Reservoir?
No, you can't swim in Doe Park Reservoir. Reservoirs are really dangerous places and have lots of dangers hidden under the surface. We don't allow anyone to swim in our reservoirs, even if you’re a great swimmer!
Why can’t you swim in Doe Park Reservoir?
Doe Park Reservoir has lots of hidden dangers. The water is very cold (even in summer) and cold water shock can kill. Doe Park Reservoir supplies water to be treated, so there's machinery and strong currents under the water. There may also be blue-green algae, which causes rashes and severe illnesses.
Can dogs swim in Doe Park Reservoir?
No, it’s not safe for dogs to swim in Doe Park Reservoir and they shouldn’t drink the water. Blue-green algae can form on the surface, which is poisonous and can kill them. There’s also dangerous machinery and strong currents under the water.
Is wild swimming allowed in Doe Park Reservoir?
No, Doe Park Reservoir is dangerous. Reservoirs aren't the same as natural lakes, they’re man-made and have large machinery that’s working 24/7 just below the surface. They’re also very cold, have strong currents and might have blue-green algae which causes rashes and severe illness.