Lakes in South West England

Looking to visit the best lakes in South West England? After all, there’s nothing better than the serenity of the lakeshore — or a quick dip when the weather’s warm. So, browse our list of South West England’s top lakes below as recommended by the komoot community, and experience more on your next adventure!

The top 10 lakes in South West England

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    1

    Burrator reservoir

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Fast loop of fresh water reservoir. Light traffic but beware of walkers that assume its a pavement. It is a road.

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    Paulie
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    2

    Meldon Reservoir

    Hiking Highlight

    This is a great spot for peace and quiet and the bird life is excellent. With a path that runs the full length of the reservoir, this is a great …

    Tip by
    David
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    3

    Buscot Lock is the smallest of the 45 locks on the Thames. The manual beam-equipped pound lock was built in 1790, today it looks just as it did more than …

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    Edvard
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    4

    Burrator Dam

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Peer over the edge of this granite-built dam. Over the other side, the River Meavy with a great valley view.

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    Avon Dam Reservoir

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    A nice gentle climb along a smooth tarmac service road to the reservoir here. Perfect for a quick break before heading onto the moors, or free wheeling back down!

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    Bridge over Stithians Lake

    Road Cycling Highlight

    loads of water sporting activities and events on this side of the lake. go to the camp site entrance to find the clubhouse

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    Michael
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    Fernworthy Reservoir

    Hiking Highlight

    Fernworthy Reservoir is home to myriad wildlife and boasts ancient stone cairns, hut circles and a submerged clapper bridge. The lake provides important wildlife habitats for many rare species including …

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    Dan
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    8

    Nutscale Reservoir

    Hiking Highlight

    The reservoir it situated in a serene part of Exmoor. Lying deep in the valley, many passing hikers do not even realise it is here. However, from this spot you …

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    Dan
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    9

    Cotswold Water Park

    Hiking Highlight

    The Cotswold Water Park is the UK’s largest marl lake system. Covering an area of 40 square miles, it boasts more than 150 lakes set across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and West …

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    Dan
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    10

    The Fleet

    Hiking Highlight

    At eight miles (13 kilometres) long and covering an area of 480 hectares, The Fleet is the largest tidal lagoon in Britain. It is also a Site of Special Scientific …

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    Dan

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