Edgbaston Reservoir

Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham: Address, Edgbaston Reservoir Reviews: 4/5

Edgbaston Reservoir
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surj
West Midlands, UK21 contributions
Not good for Runners - too many dogs
Aug 2021
Nice place but not good for runners. This morning i had a bad experience with dogs. I was doing a 10km run but during my run 2 dogs got in the way which were not on leads. Then after my run 2 dogs ran towards me by the water and all i was doing was standing taking pictures. Many of the dogs there are not trained by their owners to not approach people. One of the dogs touched my leg with its leg and my leg, trainer and sock was wet and muddy. I was shocked. The other dog just ran up to me for no reason whatsoever and the owner shouted at it. The situation could have been worse. The annoying thing is that some owners do not care less. They just want to go for a walk with their dogs and don't care about other people. Very selfish. Last time i was there months ago i nearly tripped over a dog because it ran into me so i avoided the place for months. Today i finally go back and it was the worse experience ever. I think dog owners should have a lead on their dogs so they don't run around and frighten children and adults. Some owners today had 2 dogs each. And some dog owners don't even move out the way. They just take over the whole path! I don't mind nice, behaved dogs but not those who run up to you and scare you. I could have been bitten today. I want to go back and run there but the dogs have put me off. I may try a quieter time and another day of the week. What a shame, such a nice reservoir and place to run and cycle but some owners and their dogs ruin it for innocent people who just want to go there and exercise. Please be careful if you want to go there and you are afraid of dogs. Definitely not a good place for runners or cyclists. It's taken over by dogs and their owners.
Written August 13, 2021
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Insignificant Critic
3 contributions
A Hidden Gem
Sep 2020 • Solo
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 September 7, 2020
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Monica G
12 contributions
5k walk
Feb 2020 • Solo
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 March 9, 2020
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carole c
Birmingham, 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 February 19, 2020
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MrsLMS2014
Skipton, UK36 contributions
A beacon of calm and beauty in the city centre
Feb 2020 • Family
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 February 9, 2020
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bahaa
Birmingham, UK27 contributions
Not good as it was before
Aug 2019 • Family
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 November 28, 2019
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mary r
Crawley, UK185 contributions
Peaceful Oasis in the city
Oct 2019 • Solo
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 October 22, 2019
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Linda D
Birmingham, UK34 contributions
Pity the service didn't match the food
Aug 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 August 26, 2019
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starsprinkles
Cardiff34 contributions
Don't bother, disgusting, full of weed smokers in their cars
Aug 2019 • Family
Not recommended for anyone, especially families with young kids, I called the police after our visit

Written August 23, 2019
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Katherine G
45 contributions
Quick walk
Jul 2019 • Friends
We wanted a bit more to see, but it is a nice, simple reservoir which might be good for runners or joggers
Written July 6, 2019
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