Kennick Tottiford Trenchford

Kennick, Tottiford and Trenchford

Discover Dartmoor’s oldest reservoir

Woodland walks, stone circles and footbridges – Tottiford and Trenchford offer a great day out in Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by farmland and forest, these beautiful waters are connected by a network of off-road paths, ideal for a day out exploring.

Enjoy a visit at any time of the year – look out for bluebells flowering in spring, try a spot of fly fishing at Kennick and discover the bright pink and purple rhododendrons blanketing the water edge in summer or wrap up warm for autumnal and winter woodland walks. Keep an eye out for a range of wildlife – geese, coot, mallards or you might spot a heron amongst the reeds. Pack your own lunch, find the perfect picnic spot and enjoy being surrounded by nature.

Public access all year round.


Bird Hide

Disabled Toilets & Access

Picnic Area


Car Park (a small car parking charge helps to support our charity)

Dog Friendly

Foot Paths

Trout and Coarse Fishing

Kennick Reservoir, Exeter, Devon EX6 7NZ
Trenchford Reservoir, Devon TQ13 9PD

Telephone: 01647 252898 (Kennick)

Explore Dartmoor National Park

Just off the A30, these three reservoirs are located on the eastern fringe of Dartmoor National Park, within close proximity of both Exeter and Torquay. Combined, they have a footprint that covers four parishes – Bridford, Hennock, Christow and Lustleigh. Constructed in 1861, Tottiford is the oldest reservoir on Dartmoor followed by Kennick in 1881 and Trenchford in 1903. Between them they hold 2,156 million litres of water (474 million gallons).

Trout Fishing

Kennick is a top rated premier rainbow trout fishery with angling from bank and boat. Kennick is restricted to anglers only due to the narrow banks and anglers’ backcasts.

Coarse Fishing

Tottiford is a carp syndicate water, Trenchford is a pike fishery open all year round.

Did you know?

In 2010 Channel 4’s Time Team
came to film Tottiford. Stone rows, burial cairns
and a stone circle had been hidden
by the waters of the reservoir.

Prehistoric ceremonial complex discovered in Dartmoor reservoir – Thu 12 Nov 2009

Lakes nearby

Roadford Lake


Fernworthy Reservoir


Burrator Reservoir


Meldon Reservoir