Crowdy Reservoir is situated to the north east of the town of Camelford, on the edge of Bodmin Moor. It is adjacent to Davidstow Airfield which was once used by the US Air Force during World War Two but is now abandoned and slowly assimilated back into the landscape. It is stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout and is a quiet location for the contemplative fisherman.
It was constructed in 1973, covers 115 acres, supplies water to the North Cornwall water network and is fed by run-off and drainage from the moorland that surrounds it. The banks of the reservoir are available for picnics, walking and fishing but no other activities takes place here because of the conservation value.
There is a bird hide in the woods and access is gained either by the footpath from the dam car park or the path that runs along the edge of the woods but is rough under foot and not suitable for wheelchairs. It is an excellent place for numerous breeding and rare birds at all times of the year.
Crowdy is well stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout and anyone with an Environment Agency Rod Licence may fish for free by spinning, fly or bait from mid March to October. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing time and a spot of fishing or bird watching this sounds like the place to be.