Bewl Water


Attributes:
Bewl Water
Lakes


Title: Bewl Water
Description: Bewl Water provides fishing, canoeing, rowing and sailing facilities with ample parking, picnic areas and a visitor centre. Incorporated is an area that has been dedicated as a nature reserve and is now a breeding ground for species such as tufted duck, great crested grebe, widgeon and teal.

Address: Bewlbridge Lane, , Nr Lamberhurst, East Sussex
Post Code: TN3 8JH

Further Information:
Though the entrance to Bewl Water is in Kent, the area provides a major recreational activity centre to Sussex. Straddling the border between the two counties, the reservoir was created between 1972 and 1975 when a dam (measuring 1000 yards or 900 metres long and 100 feet or 30 metres high) was built across the River Bewl. Now the largest area of inland water south of the River Thames (it covers an area of 70 acres, 28 hectares), Bewl Water provides fishing, canoeing, rowing and sailing facilities as well as having ample parking, picnic areas and a visitor centre. There are even water tours available aboard the SS Frances Mary.

In the countryside around the reservoir, there are numerous walks including the 15-mile (24 km) perimeter trail. The Sussex Trust for Nature Conservation manages an area that has been dedicated as a nature reserve; as well as a stop over point for migrating wildfowl, it is now also a breeding ground for species such as tufted duck, great crested grebe, widgeon and teal.