Kingfisher Trail (PDF) (PDF, SE Water),  Ardingly Reservoir (PDF, West Sussex County Council Easy Access Trails)

Ardingly Reservoir

  • short easy access walk (Ardingly Reservoir walk), free from gates and stiles and suitable for buggies, wheelchairs and the less mobile, and longer less accessible walk
  • smooth wide path with plenty of benches
  • 1.5m, 2.5k, about one hour walking time for accessible walk,  full Kingfisher Trail extends further and is 4k but furthest parts are not suitable for wheelchairs.
  • small cafe serving limited range of snacks, drinks and ice creams at the Activity Centre

disabled access signcup of tea

A walk with views across the water for the length of the route. The reservoir and surrounding area provide an important habitat for a variety of wildlife. A good walk for those with buggies, wheelchairs and kids over a wide compacted path.

The more adventurous can also enjoy some watersports at the Ardingly Activity Centre.

For a longer walk taking in the Reservoir and the stunning Balcombe viaduct, see Balcombe & Ardingly Reservoir walk.