WALKING, RIDING & CYCLING
Round Bewl Water Ride
The Round Bewl Water Ride opens to cycles and horses from Saturday 21st March 2015 however all riders must note the following advice from Bewl Water Estate Office:
· The track is reasonably firm beneath the surface in most places but please note the surface will become muddy and greasy at this time of year after just a little rain.
· In a few areas, particularly in woodland, the track is soft beneath the surface and the surface wet and muddy.
· There are some water filled depressions which can be slippery and bumpy.
· Cyclists should be competent in cycling off-road routes and should proceed slowly using only bikes suited to this terrain. Helmets should be worn.
· Appropriate footwear should be worn and it is recommended to dismount and walk through areas where the surface can be seen to be wet, muddy or uneven.
· Horse riders should proceed slowly and avoid damaging the track and, if conditions deteriorate, should wait for a spell of dry weather before using the route.
The track will be muddy in places - walkers should wear sturdy footwear and proceed with care. The route is 13 miles long - walkers should allow 6 hours or more to complete. All riders must give way to walkers.
Round Reservoir Route
The 12½ mile Round Reservoir Route is open to walkers all year round but closesto cycles and horses from the beginning of November each year until the foillowing spring - possibly mid-April depending on ground conditions. The track passes through beautiful countryside of species rich woodland and meadow and, for part of the route, takes to quiet country lanes to circumnavigate the Nature Reserve.
Track conditions currently are very muddy and uneven underfoot so suitable footwear is essential for walkers. Cyclists should use cycles built for off road cycling when rides are open.
The walk can take up to 6 hours and there are many beautiful places to sit and enjoy a picnic - a great way to relax and unwind.
The track is closed to horses and cycles from November each year until the following spring.
Cyclists and horse riders are requested to give way to pedestrians at all times and to avoid using the track in an unsafe manner.
Riders should keep their speed low all times both for the safety of themselves and others. Audible warning must be given of their approach to avoid startling other users.
Bewl Water Country Park is a wonderful location for sponsored walks and other charity events for further information click here.
For further information please contact The Estate Office at
Tel: 01892 890000