A perfect calm and peaceful spot with stunning views.

Things to Do Fishing

About Balderhead

Enjoy a refreshing break in the open air, whether walking or fishing.

Surrounded by the fantastic scenery of the North Pennine grouse moors, this tranquil space is perfect for de-stressing, boosting your vitamin D intake and exploring the landscape or wild brown trout fishing around the reservoir.

With no two visits the same, a family day out at Balderhead Reservoir inspires whatever the season. Set your imagination free as you explore the vivid flora and fauna that surrounds you in this Teesdale based haven. Balderhead is also the perfect spot for some epic stargazing.

Dogs are very welcome at Balderhead but must be kept on leads.


For snacks, refreshments and enquiries visit our Grassholme Reservoir visitor centre just ten minutes down the road.

Car Parking

Disabled Access

Pet Friendly

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Where to find us

Directions to Balderhead Reservoir

From Barnard Castle follow the B6277 to Romaldkirk and then follow the Balderhead road via Hunderthwaite.

The reservoir is signposted at the entrance to the car park approximately 4.5 miles along this road.

The car park is on the north east side of the reservoir.

Find us using sat nav: DL12 9UX

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