Clatworthy Open Day

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Clatworthy Open Day –  Saturday 11th August

View of Clatworthy Reservoir

Come along to the Clatworthy Open Day and see just what this stunning reservoir has to offer.  We’ve planned a series of activities taking place throughout the day ranging from a leisurely walk across the dam and up to the ancient hill fort to tying flies and catching a trout.

If you’re stuck for something to do with you (grand) children during the summer holidays then this just might be the ideal opportunity to keep them entertained!

For those who love a good walk with amazing scenery why not bring a picnic and take a stroll around the reservoir or take a shorter guided natural history walk. The circular walk is mostly on level ground (but with some steep areas) along well defined paths and will take you approximately 2.5 – 3 hours to complete. There’s plenty of birds, butterfly’s, flora and fauna to see so bring your bins and camera!

Guided History walk. 12am and 2pm
Route: Approx. 1.7 km/1 mile. Should be 45 mins but allow one hour for each walk.

Difficulty rating: Medium. No steps, but some steep areas. The route is mainly on natural surfaces and bark, and is only wide enough for one adult at a time at some points. Sections of both the ascent and descent are steep ( > 12%) and uneven in places.

Summary: What has bracken got to do with fishing? Is there anybody home in our bird boxes? Join us to explore the hidden treasures of Clatworthy! A gentle stroll (but with some steep sections) along our Woodland Trail, discovering what’s special about the wildlife, geology, history and archaeology around the reservoir and how Wessex Water manages the land to look after these riches whilst protecting our water supply.

Activities on the day from 11am to 4pm.

We’ve a range of activities that will appeal to all the family and the good news is that you can join in at no charge. Have a go fun competitions, food stalls and fish cookery demonstrations with delicious free samples  to try.

Charles Jardine – Casting Demonstration – 1pm
For the Fly Fisherman we’re delighted to have the excellent company of Charles Jardine for a couple of hours. He will be demonstrating casting techniques, helping to iron out any casting problems you may have, and sharing with you his take on the ‘must do’ way to cast a line. Not to be missed!

Clatworthy Open Day Activities include:

  • Learn to cast a fly. Try and catch a trout!
    11.30am & 2.30pm – booking essential see here for the form
  • Bird Box Building
  • Clatworthy Quiz Trail
  • Natural History Walks
  • Have a go at Tying a Fly
  • Sow your own Wild Flowers
  • Food Smoking Demonstrations
  • Fly Fishing Tackle & Flies for Sale
  • Wildlife Puzzles, Games & Competitions

Clatworthy Open Day is hosted by Clatworthy Fly Fishing Club and Wessex Water.

Please note; no dogs (apart from assistance dogs) are permitted at any Wessex Water sites. Thank you for your cooperation.

Any questions? contact us online through this link.

Getting there: The reservoir is nestled among the Brendon Hills on the edge of Exmoor National Park. Accessed via quiet country lanes that meander through swathes of farmland the scenery alone makes the trip worthwhile.

Clatworthy Reservoir post code is TA4 2EJ this will guide you to the entrance of the visitors car park.  See here for directions:

Clatworthy Fishing Boats

Clatworthy Open Day