What We're Doing

Recreation Site Visitor Satisfaction

Every year we speak to hundreds of visitors at some of our reservoirs to ask for their opinions on the site and its facilities. This feedback is really important to us and helps us to keep improving our provision. Follow this link to see our most recent survey results:

Recreation Site Visitor Satisfaction Research

Our previous visitor satisfaction levels

Recreational Strategy

As a responsible landowner, Yorkshire Water aims towards the Strategic Business Objective “We manage our land for maximum societal value, and we encourage other land owners to do the same “. To fulfil this, our ambition is to be a recognised leader in the recreational use of land and waters by 2020. One key goal is to encourage a broader diversity of visitors to come and enjoy our land. Everyone is invited! Follow this link to find out more about our recreational strategy:

Find out more about Recreational Strategy

Recreational Policy

At Yorkshire Water, we understand how important it is to manage our land for the benefit of people and the environment. Our reservoirs are not only a source of excellent quality water, but also attract around one million recreational visitors a year. Follow this link to read about how we strive to take responsibility for the water environment for good:

Find out more about Recreational Policy

Events on Yorkshire Water’s Landholding

COVID-19 update: We are not giving any permissions for events on Yorkshire Water land at the moment. We will be will be reviewing this again soon and look forward to welcoming events back when it is safe to do so.   

If you would like to hold a run, cycling event, orienteering or any other type of event on our landholding, please fill out this form and return it to us. If you have any further questions regarding this process, please contact us.

Memorials on Yorkshire Water’s Landholding

Yorkshire Water’s reservoirs are fantastic places to have memorable experiences in the great outdoors. Many visitors return time and time again, perhaps to sit peacefully surrounded by beautiful scenery, get some exercise in the fresh air, enjoy a day out with friends and family, or observe nature through the changing seasons. We understand that certain countryside spots can become very meaningful places for some people. For this reason, we offer the opportunity for you to have a dedicated bench installed or tree planted, at a reservoir that is particularly special to you or your loved ones. Each of these options includes a brass plaque engraved with words of your choosing; maybe to celebrate an anniversary or milestone, congratulate a birth, or commemorate somebody who has passed away. Please read the document to find out more and email us or ring 0345 1242424 and ask to be put through to a member of the Land and Property Team if you would like to enquire about a memorial.

Filming on Yorkshire Water’s Landholding

Yorkshire Water is one of the largest landowners in Yorkshire with an Estate amounting to around 30,000 Hectares (70,000 Acres). We believe we hold an excellent opportunity available for filming on our land with our diverse and eclectic mix of sites. Each area is unique in itself with various different settings and backdrops extending from woodland, moorland and operational sites. Please read the document to find out more and contact us if you would like to enquire about filming.