Things to do at Blackton Reservoir

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Things to do At Blackton Reservoir

The perfect spot for letting the world pass you by

At Blackton you can enjoy the spectacular views from each side of the reservoir by trekking along the man-made walk. You also have the option of joining the Pennine Way and exploring Hannah’s Meadow. At the West end of the reservoir is a nature reserve, bringing lots of wildlife and birds which you can view from the bird hide, accessible best by parking at Balderhead Reservoir. From the dam wall, you can also view the dramatic water intake from the overflow funnel.

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Try out the man made circular walk, joy the Pennine Way or stroll along the dam wall.


Visit the bird hide and enjoy spotting the many creatures in the natural habitat.


Offering the exhilarating sport of wild brown trout fishing in a peaceful setting.

Wild Brown Trout

Home to some of the premium wild brown trout fishing in the country, Blackton offers fantastic sport in the finest surroundings within the North Pennines.

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