NEWSFLASH – Grassholme Reservoir will be temporarily closed for angling from Friday 23 July 2021. For more information visit our News page. Due to continued essential upgrades to our overflows at Grassholme there will be no access for visitors to the dam wall and access to the north shore will only be from the western end car park.

A rural gem where you can take life at your own pace.

Things to Do Fishing

About Grassholme

Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of Teesdale's countryside on your own wild adventure through a nature lover's paradise.

Ripe with wildflowers, wild animals and stunning scenery, Grassholme Reservoir is a day out you will not forget. Bird spotting and Osprey sightings will bring you closer to nature in their natural habitat.

Try a spot of fishing while taking in the rolling pastures, or enjoy an adventurous walk among miles of uninterrupted countryside. You can restock your kit at our tackle shop, or grab a light refreshment to boost your energy levels for a fantastic day by the waterside.

Seize the opportunity to appreciate some family time with little ones, partners or friends. Savour the simple things – an uninterrupted conversation or reminisce of old times whilst creating new memories. See who can spot the first bird or bug, or get back to being a child by playing hide and seek and hear those giggles all day long.

Adventure awaits your next visit.


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

Car Parking

Disabled Access

Pet Friendly

Picnic Area


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Where to find us

Near Barnard Castle

Take the B6277 from Barnard Castle towards Mickleton.

Turn off at the western end of the village, signposted Grassholme Reservoir. The main car park is roughly a mile up the road on the right.

Find us using sat nav:
DL12 0PW

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