Tardebigge Lake

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Tardebigge Reservoir
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Location Worcestershire
Coordinates 52°18′50″N 2°1′25″W / 52.31389°N 2.02361°W / 52.31389; -2.02361Coordinates: 52°18′50″N 2°1′25″W / 52.31389°N 2.02361°W / 52.31389; -2.02361
Type reservoir
Basin countries United Kingdom
Surface area 25 acres (10 ha)

Tardebigge Lake is a large feeder reservoir, about 25 acres (100,000 m2) in size, built to supply water for the famous flight of locks running from Tardebigge towards Worcester, on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. It is maintained by British Waterways and still supplies water to the canal system. The lake is up to 40-foot (12 m) deep at the dam end, shelving off to around 15 feet (4.6 m) at the inlet end.

Access to walkers is allowed to the dam end and the side of the lake alongside the canal path.


The lake was used for many years as a general fishery, licensed by British Waterways. It is now run as a closed syndicate and, as it increases in popularity, spaces for the syndicate are limited.

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