Tucking Mill Reservoir

Tucking Mill Reservoir

Restoring our woodland - important information

Ash trees within the woodland at Tucking Mill are infected with a fungal disease that causes ‘ash dieback’. 

Sadly this affects the movement of water and nutrients within the tree; initially the disease causes leaves to wilt but it eventually weakens the tree to such an extent that large branches break off or the entire tree falls over.

Following professional surveys and advice, we plan to fell hazardous trees near to public rights of way and water treatment areas.

The felling, which will take place during autumn and winter 2021, will ensure the safety of all site users and those nearby as well as protecting our water treatment processes.

The felled ash trees will be replaced with a mixture of woody species that are appropriate for this woodland habitat.

As well as providing habitat for important species found locally, the replanting will also provide greater resilience against potential diseases in the future.

For more information about ash dieback disease visit the Forestry Commission.

Coarse fishing paradise for wheelchair users

Free coarse fishing for disabled anglers and a rural idyll rich in wildlife and history is what you will discover on a visit to Tucking Mill. This small water storage lake is located just two miles south of Bath and is open all year round.

Tucking Mill


24 fishing swims; six of which have specially designed wheelchair accessible platforms

Parking on site is available for anglers only

Site access for vehicles via an automatic gate which can be operated by holders of a Radar key.

Toilet with facilities for disabled visitors is accessible to holders of a Radar key, Visitor information panels 

Useful information

Opening times: Gate opening times (for Radar holders only): summer months (June to end of British summertime), wintertime 7.30am to 3.30pm. Full opening hours can be found on our fishing page.

Location: Tucking Mill is located between Midford and Monkton Combe, south of Bath.

Postcode: BA2 7DB 

OS grid reference: ST764616 

Public transport: None available 

Cycling: The site is just off National Cycle Route 24 (the Colliers Way) from Dundas Aqueduct (Kennet and Avon canal) towards Frome. The Two Tunnels Greenway Cycleway (route 244) from central Bath travels over the viaduct above the site. A bike rack is provided on route 244. Please note that no cycling is allowed on site. 

Walking: The site is close to the Limestone Link national trail and local footpaths link the site to Bath, Monkton Combe, Midford and Horsecombe Vale. Public rights of way through woodland nature areas and sites of geological importance. 

Mobile phone/data signal: Coverage available (network dependent) 

Dogs: No - except assistance dogs

BBQ's: No

Swimming: Swimming is not allowed at this site.

Tucking Mill

Bath, BA2 7DB
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