Edgbaston Reservoir

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Edgbaston Reservoir
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66 reviews
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Insignificant Critic
3 contributions
A Hidden Gem
sep 2020. • Samostalno
For many years, I have ventured down to the reservoir. I can truly say its history is vast: it used to contain a downtrodden path and many drug abusers, ruffians and thieves would frequent it. It is now a haven, adorned with a well made path, new exercise equipment and further upgrades. There has been an increase in middle-class visitors, cyclists, photographers, students and so forth.

Do not be mistaken - one may yet come across ruffians and ill-mannered individuals but it is not as common as it once was. Another potential issue one may find is as follows: you are walking along the path, enjoying the fresh air, greenery and wonderful views. The birds are tweeting and the sun is shining. Suddenly, a dark cloud appears on the horizon. It is in the form of some distorted sound - ill news is an ill sound. As it approaches you, you realise it is the blaring of music, amplified by a cursed Bluetooth speaker. Such banalities are found aplenty, in the hands of those cycling, walking and running. No-one is safe.

Nonetheless, it is a wonderful place. I'd strongly suggest going in the morning (this is when it is most peaceful!). It may also be worth visiting the reservoir with someone, as there are no security cameras therein.

Good luck, dear reader, in your travels!
Written 7. septembar 2020.
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Monica G
6 contributions
5k walk
feb 2020. • Samostalno
Great place. Well kept considering underused. Great for a 5k run or walk. It was a cold windy rainy day. I imagine in the hot summer it would be lovely. Will go again
Written 9. mart 2020.
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carole c
Birmingem, UK29 contributions
I love this place
jan 2020.
You walk through the gate & you could be anywhere in the countryside. I tend to go early on a weekend to walk, there are lots of people walking, running, taking their dogs for a walk & bike riders. Since they have improved the foot paths it's even better. Can bike riders please note-please consider others more when cycling round, the speeds some of you are doing could really injure someone. It would be polite to slow down & allow people to feel safe. I don't tend to go there on a afternoon especially in the summer. Too many cars, music blasting & people smoking weed. This is a family leisure area and this behaviour spoils it for others. Time & place for everything.
Written 19. februar 2020.
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MrsLMS2014
Birmingem, UK36 contributions
A beacon of calm and beauty in the city centre
feb 2020. • Porodično
Adore this place. It needs to be treasured. We are lucky to have such an oasis of nature and historic significance in the heart of the city. It is a clean, safe and beautiful retreat which we make use of regularly in our week to cycle, run and walk around. Thank you to the park rangers for all their hard work. We enjoy so much wildlife and nature including various species of bat, water foul and birds. When the swifts arrive the reservoir is breathtaking. Having the new path and the restricted access to the car park has made a dramatic and positive difference to the visitors experience. I love this location and hope it can be maintained in the way it is being currently.
Written 9. februar 2020.
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bahaa
Birmingem, UK27 contributions
Not good as it was before
avg 2019. • Porodično
It is okay but not clean, the other side is full of weed smokers not mention the noise of their cars as well. This side is more peaceful and you feel the wildlife.
Very nice in the summer time if you are up to running around.
Written 28. novembar 2019.
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mary r
Crawley, UK167 contributions
Peaceful Oasis in the city
okt 2019. • Samostalno
Was staying in a nearby hotel & went for a walk & came across this reservoir. Enjoyed the walk around the reservoir, which took about 35 mins. The path did have areas of wet muddy patches, so consider footwear if visiting on or after rainy day.
Written 22. oktobar 2019.
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Linda D
Birmingem, UK34 contributions
Pity the service didn't match the food
avg 2019.
This pub has great meal deals with very good prices, however the service was poor which influenced our opinion of this place.
The food was well cooked, reasonable quality and very competitively priced. Unfortunately after ordering our food, we were advised that the did not have pate which we ordered, therefor we had to change our starters to an alternative choice. we changed our starter to a dessert, but this information was not passed to the chef. Whilst we received our main fairly quickly, we had to wait a long while for the desserts. When it arrived they only served one starter and we had to wait a further 10 minutes for our second dessert. Not the service we expected.
The food did taste good, but the service issues did have a negative affect. The family on the table next door actually sent some food back twice, as the were unhappy with the quality provided. Not the best experience!
Written 26. avgust 2019.
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starsprinkles
Cardiff34 contributions
Don't bother, disgusting, full of weed smokers in their cars
avg 2019. • Porodično
Not recommended for anyone, especially families with young kids, I called the police after our visit

Written 23. avgust 2019.
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Katherine G
40 contributions
Quick walk
jul 2019. • Prijatelji
We wanted a bit more to see, but it is a nice, simple reservoir which might be good for runners or joggers
Written 6. jul 2019.
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Garden Girl
Brighton9 contributions
An oasis in the city
jun 2019. • Parovi
This is a nice space for a walk. There is scope to make it even better but it did look lovely on a sunny June day.
Written 28. jun 2019.
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