Stocks Reservoir café Muddy boots welcome

Opening Hours 8am until dusk

March – November, Mon-Sun.

November - March Limited Opening Sat and Sunday (weather permitting)

  • Hot and cold food inc. sandwiches

  • Selection of homemade cakes

  • Tea coffee and selection of cold drinks

  • Ice cream

  • Separate male, female and disabled toilets

  • Large car park

  • Halfway point on Stocks Reservoir circular walk Stocks Reservoir Walk (pdf)

  • Stocks Reservoir circular walk and Gisburn Forest walks (pdf)

  • Inside and outside seating with views of Stocks Reservoir and Gisburn Forest.

  • Large parties catered for by prior arrangement.

The views from our outdoor seating area looking north across the reservoir to Gisburn Forest are truly breathtaking.

If you are interested in wildlife a visit is a must, in spring and autumn you might see an Osprey hunting as it takes a break on its migration from Africa to nest in Scotland. At any time of the year the reservoir attracts a wide range of waders and there is always the chance of sighting one of the Bowland Hen Harriers. Our bird feeding station close to the cafe is always a hive of activity.

The lodge tackle shop and cafe
The lodge café

The lodge tackle shop and cafe
The lodge café

A regular customer
A regular customer