2 miles around Halstock
SUTTON BINGHAM SAILING CLUB
The sailing club is very active and holds regular events. The public can hire a Trio dinghy through the club, however to do this you must be an experienced sailor.
By prior arrangement there is a vessel for disabled people for hire through the club.
There is also a model boat club that meet at the reservoir.
LESLEY WATERS COOKERY SCHOOL
The celebrity chef has her cookery school just up the hill from Quiet Woman House, less than five minutes in the car. You can follow our link to her website or look her up on You Tube and or Facebook.
SUTTON BINGHAM RESERVOIR
The reservoir is only 4 miles south of Yeovil & the south arm runs along the Yeovil road which takes you into Halstock. The reservoir was built in the 1950’s to supply water to Yeovil. The site covers 142 acres and is a lowland fishery set in rolling hills on the Somerset & Dorset border. For more information see link to Wessex Water: http://bit.ly/QRB3q1
The reservoir has become a site of national importance for migrating birds. Among those that have been known to stopover in the spring & autumn are Ospreys. The reservoir is also very important for over wintering waterfowl. There is a birdwatching hide on the southern arm of the reservoir overlooking the conservation area.
Sutton Bingham reservoir is an excellent trout fishery. You can fish from either bank or a hired rowing boat, or if you wish you can use your own boat providing it has an electric outboard motor. A special boat is available for wheelchair users.
A ranger is available to give tuition and advice on fly-fishing and where to catch the fish.
During the close season there are fly-fishing classes.
The reservoir also has a fishing lodge where you will find a fish cleaning room, a comfortable lounge hot drinks and showers.
Access all around the reservoir is not available to the public but there is a nature trail and a viewing area with a designated picnic area.
Access to non-public area can be arranged by the ranger for groups.