Weir Wood Reservoir
About Weir WoodCovering nearly 300 acres, Weir Wood Reservoir is a man made reservoir near Forest Row on the border between East Sussex and West Sussex.
As well as its practical purpose in supplying water to Crawley, East Grinstead and the surrounding parts of Sussex, Weir Wood Reservoir is a haven for wildlife and a well-used sailing venue.
Birdwatching and walking at Weir WoodThe western end of Weir Wood Reservoir is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is popular with many types of birds, including grebes and migrating ospreys.
The Friends of Weir Wood have a website full of information about the best places to watch birds, including what types of bird to look our for on the Reservoir, as well as details for people who want to walk at the reservoir.
Sailing on Weir Wood ReservoirWith all that water and a location closer to London than other sailing hot spots like Chichester Harbour, it's no surprise that Weir Wood is has a thriving sailing scene.
The Weir Wood Sailing Club call themselves the 'Premier Sailing Club of the South East' and race Lasers, 4.7s and radials, RS200s, RS400s, RS600s and RS800s, Laser 2000s, Optimists, Enterprises and Toppers.
More details can be found on the Weir Wood Sailing Club website and you can see details of other sailing clubs in West Sussex here.
Fishing Weir Wood ReservoirWeir Wood is also popular with anglers, with pike, perch and eels of a good size all being caught here.
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