Trenchford Reservoir, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Trenchford Reservoir, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick reservoirs near the north eastern border of Dartmoor National Park

Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick Reservoirs are located in the north east of the Park. Moretonhampstead is to the north west and Bovey Tracey to the south.

Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick reservoirs 'lie within Dartmoor National Park. Created between 1861 and 1903 these beautiful lakes, along with Fernworthy, supply the Torbay area with the highest quality drinking water. They are popular with families, fisherman and walkers alike'. (Information board at Trenchford Reservoir car park.)


Directions to Trenchford Reservoir

The three reservoirs can be accessed from all directions. However, the location is remote so you'll have to follow skinny lanes. For Trenchford Reservoir, we'd recommend taking the major Dartmoor road A382 to Slade Cross and then following the skinny lane as it climbs to the southern end of Trenchford Reservoir. Refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map for detail.



There's a large car parking area on the west side of Trenchford Reservoir. You'll find information boards, a public toilet and picnic area at the car park. Charges apply.



The aforementioned picnic area overlooks Trencford Reservoir. The view is stunning.


Walking Trenchford Reservoir

A good path runs around the reservoir. It connects with a short stretch of road on the south east side of the water.


Walking the Trenchford Reservoir area

Try the Tottiford, Trenchford & Kennick Reservoirs Circular Walk.


Blackingstone Rock

Blackingstone Rock.


Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls.


Places to eat and drink around Trenchford Reservoir

The Cleave.



Lustleigh sits in the delightful Wray Valley.


Bovey Tracey

Bovey Tracey sits below the reservoirs and is a Dartmoor gateway town.



Moretonhampstead is a gateway to Dartmoor's high moor. Follow the B3212 west.