Cheddar Reservoir

Cheddar Reservoir is an artificial reservoir, operated by Bristol Water.

Dating from the 1930s, Cheddar Reservoir has a capacity of 135 million gallons. The reservoir is supplied with water from the Cheddar Yeo river in Cheddar Gorge.


Watersports at Cheddar

Paddle boarding was introduced at Cheddar Reservoir in 2017 as a result of the partnership with local ecologists, Natural England and Cheddar Watersports Club in 2016. Paddle boarding is available to members and guests of the local community group. The club is an evolution of Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club. While still being a protected conservation site for wildlife, the specifics of Cheddar’s designated conservation status make it a much more suitable site for managed paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing than Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes.