Edgbaston Reservoir


115 Reservoir Road, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 9EE

Plan your journey.

How to get there and parking

The main entrance and car park are at the end of Reservoir Road.

There are pedestrian entrances on Rotton Park Road, Icknield Port Road and Gillott Road. There are steps at the Gillott Road entrance.

About the park

This 70 acre site is mainly open water. The reservoir is surrounded by woodland and grassland. Walkers and joggers can enjoy the approximately 2.8 km (1.75 miles) path around the reservoir.

The area supports a variety of birdlife. And is also a valuable city site for animals such as newts and bats.

Awards and status
  • Local Nature Reserve
  • Site of Nature Conservation Interest
Park friends group
Friends of Edgbaston Reservoir
Rangers Centre / Visitor Centre

The car park is closed at Edgbaston Reservoir at the entrance from Reservoir Road.

Following a period of serious Anti-Social Behaviour it was agreed with the local police and council members to prevent cars accessing the car park for the rest of 2019.

This will be reviewed at the end of the year. Solutions are being explored as long term visitor parking would be welcomed.

The site is open as normal for visitors to enter on foot, car parking on local roads where spots are available.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the car park closure.

Guided activities and tours

Our Rangers lead regular events and activities. These are a great opportunity to take an active role in caring for your local park or simply to learn more about Birmingham's wildlife and green spaces

Check upcoming events in Birmingham parks.

School and group trips

Our Ranger-led events and activities for schools help pupils gain a better understanding of wildlife and the natural environment.

You can also arrange for a Ranger to give your community group a guided walk of one of our parks, or to give a talk and presentation.

Edgbaston Reservoir was built in 1827 by Thomas Telford as a top up for Birmingham canal system. It is still used for that purpose today.
You can fish at Edgbaston Reservoir. Find out more about fishing in Birmingham's parks
Sailing and boating

Sailing is provided by the Midland Sailing Club

Rowing provided by The Birmingham Rowing Club

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