Boddington Resevoir

The car parks to this reservoir (which provides water for the Oxford Canal) are on the road between Upper Boddington and Byfield.

There are two Wildlife Trust managed sites around the reservoir – Byfield Pool which was the original canal reservoir, built in the 1790s, and Boddington Meadow, named as Northamptonshire’s Coronation Meadow, an outstanding example of our remaining meadows, rich in a wealth of flowers and able to be held up as the flagship meadow for the county.  It is used as a donor for seeds to create a new meadow in Kingsthorpe, nr Northampton.