We are lucky enough to live about 10 minutes drive from the beautiful Draycote water .
It’s a perfect place for all of the family , and with the sun on your face and the sound of the birds ,and sails tapping on their masts , it can feel like you are at the beach .
Set in the heart of Warwickshire, Draycote Water near to Rugby offers a 5 mile paved perimeter road to walk/cycle, water sports, fishing, wetlands, nature trails and bird hides.The Waterside Restaurant offers customers a unique dining experience with stunning views out over the Draycote Water reservoir.
Our trusty Kate Tote bag comes everywhere with us to carry the days essentials
I love cycling , and the route around the water is beautiful .There are plenty of places for a pitstop , or picnic at one of the picnic tables. We often go walking around the reservoir too , then stop off in the restaurant on the way back for a well deserved lunch , or cake and cuppa. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed around the waterside, however you are able to take them onto the country park adjacent to Draycote Water.
The country park is brilliant for children , and we often go to the adventure playground and the swings and activities there . When the weather if good , many people take barbecues and take advantage of a lovely relaxing place to be. A trip to the shop is always requested , where we usually buy a pack of Duck Food and wander down to the water’s edge to feed the ducks.
If you are interested in waterspouts there is plenty to offer , and you can take advantage of the sailing club there
The reservoir was created in the 1960s and was opened in January 1969  and is by far the largest expanse of water in Warwickshire. It covers more than 600 acres (240 hectares) and holds up to 5 billion gallons (23 million m³) of water.The water is extracted by a tower on the north west side of the reservoir.
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