Clatworthy Reservoir

Clatworthy Reservoir

Visitor notice

14 July 2021

Clatworthy Reservoir - temporary closure for improvements

We are pleased to confirm that planning permission has been granted and the improvement works at Clatworthy Picnic Area are scheduled to start on Monday 26 July and last around nine weeks. This work will improve accessibility and car parking, with new benches and a small play area also installed.

During this time the Picnic Area will be closed to the public and we apologise for any inconvenience. There will be no parking available on site for general visitors and therefore we ask people to visit one of our other reservoirs or alternative venues.

The Fishery will remain open during the works, but it will not be possible to walk from the lodge to the dam. We also ask anglers to take extra care when travelling to this site as there may be some construction traffic in the area. 

Find out more about our Clatworthy site improvements.

Premier trout fishing in the West Country

Great walks, abundant wildlife and some of the best fly-fishing in in West Country are promised at Clatworthy Reservoir. Situated on the edge of Exmoor National Park, the reservoir lies in the Brendon Hills, west Somerset. 

Useful information

Opening times: Full opening hours can be found on our fishing page.

Location: Clatworthy reservoir, near Clatworthy, Somerset 

Postcode: TA4 2EJ 

OS grid reference: ST043310 

Public transport: No 

Cycling: No 

Walking: Footpaths from Raleigh's Corner, Stolford and Clatworthy - enter the site at its north-western corner. 

Mobile phone/data signal: Extremely limited. 

Facilities: Public toilets with facilities for disabled visitors, picnic area with benches including those for wheelchair users, fishing lodge with access for disabled visitors, club toilet with facilities for disabled visitors, boats for hire including wheelchair accessible 'wheelyboat'   

Picnic area is closed: 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January

Please ensure you have left the car park before the advertised closing time.

Dogs: No - except assistance dogs

BBQ's: No

Swimming: Swimming is not allowed at this site.


  • Fishing lodge

  • Public toilet

  • Public car park

  • Facilities for disabled visitors

  • Picnic area

  • Nature trail

  • Visitor information

Clatworthy Reservoir

Clatworthy, Somerset, TA4 2EJ
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Site improvements

Clatworthy site improvements

The Clatworthy improvement project will make visiting the reservoir easier for those with less mobility and improve the quality of the facilities provided, in particular, the viewing area.
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