Farmoor Reservoir

Oxfordshire, England

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About Farmoor Reservoir

Farmoor Reservoir is split into two distinct lakes which together cover a total area of around 400 acres. It is about 8 km (5 mi) from the city of Oxford. It is especially popular for fishing, especially fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout and coarse fishing for pike at certain times of the year.

The reservoir is also used for dinghy sailing and wind surfing. For walkers, there is a 6.5 km (4 mi) route around the reservoir, along waterside and woodland paths, through Thames river meadows and via three wetland nature reserves (Pinkhill, Shrike and Buckthorne). This path is not suitable for wheelchairs, but a wheelchair-accessible trail links the two bird hides at Pinkhill and Shrike meadows. There is a huge diversity of birdlife on the site in the various habitats; these include ospreys and the Red-Throated Diver.

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Oxfordshire, England
Latitude: 51.750907, Longitude: -1.356119

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