A day out at Bewl Water

Bewl Water

Located just outside Lamberhurst, Bewl Water is a beautiful scenic reservoir with plenty to see and do for all the family. From cycling to dog walks and water sports to waterside lunches, come rain or shine there’s something for everyone.
The 800 acre site is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it’s open all year round – yup, there’s no excuses not to go for a chilly winter’s walk!
But, how to get the best out of your trip to Bewl? Here are a few ideas

The best place to see the views
The beauty with Bewl is that the views change daily, it’s wonderful in all weather conditions and at all times of day and around every corner is something different. One lovely view is from Ferry Point, it offers a great view of the Bistro and main visitor area and also reminds you of the scale of the place!

Bewl Water Reservoir
Best place to stop for a picnic
This has to be Stone Bay – it’s about a two mile walk (anti clockwise from the main car park) past the first water taxi jetty. You can see the towers and the fishing boats on the water but it feels like you’re a world away.

The best time of day to visit
Bewl is beautiful at any time of day; crisp winter mornings, 9pm summer sunsets and watching the stars in the sky after a meal in the Bistro should be on every local’s bucket list.

The perfect Bewl day out
Bewl is made for Sundays. Start your day in the Waterfront café with a coffee and slice of glorious homemade cake before rowing a boat on the water for half an hour. After you’ve found your sea legs embark on the Bewl Belle for a relaxing trip around the water; the first sailing at 12 is always good as it tends to be a bit quieter and you get to see the sailing races up close! Hop off at Hatheralls Jetty before walking back 1.75 miles to the Boat House Bistro where you will have one of the best roasts you have ever had – we can recommend the beef! Hours can be lost sitting on the balcony looking out at the afternoon sun on the water and the fishermen showing off their catches.


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