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.

Things to do at Grassholme

Things to do At Grassholme Reservoir

Let the open air lift your mind and spirit!

Grassholme Reservoir has some of the prettiest views of all our reservoir and offers wildlife and nature galore. If you love a great walk with the family, the circular footpath around the reservoir showcases the magnificent views of the Teesdale valley, alongside the simple wonder and calmness of the water. You can take life at your own pace here and relish some me-time in the spa of fresh air greenery. Pack up a cool box full of goodies for an alfresco treat at one of our picnic areas and bask in the tranquil world of Grassholme.

Plan Your Trip Things to do at Grassholme


Our circular walk is a fantastic way to see all the reservoir and surrounding views, as well as keeping fit and healthy.


Keep your eyes peeled for all kinds of creatures, from soaring birds to jumping rabbits and scurrying beetles. We have a wonderland that nature loves.

Dark skies

A perfect spot for the perfect night sky. On a clear night, you will be amazed at the wonders you can see from here. Events coming soon that you do not want to miss.


There is nothing better than packing up a delicious picnic and enjoying family time at a breath taking location. We have the perfect spot for you right here.


A fantastic sport, with tons of health benefits and something the family can enjoy together. Once you get that first bite, you will be hooked.


Teesdale Sailing and Watersports Club offers sailing, windsurfing and paddle sports, for those who really love to get close to the water.

Dark Skies at Grassholme

Classed as a dark sky friendly site within County Durham, Derwent is a fantastic spot to view the shimmering stars, study planets like Jupiter and Saturn and have the best view of meteor showers that take place across the year. Watch out for our new Star Parties starting soon!

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