Lakes in South East England

Looking to visit the best lakes in South East 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 East England’s top lakes below as recommended by the komoot community, and experience more on your next adventure!

The top 9 lakes in South East England

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    Dorney Olympic Rowing lake

    Bike Touring Highlight

    At the far end of the Olympic rowing lake in Dorney, you get a real feel for the distance that the Olympic champion competitors row. In the far distance you …

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    2

    Bembridge Harbour

    Hiking Highlight

    Just before the finish. From here you can already see Ryde. The trail continues through a park.

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    3

    Bewl Water is a reservoir in the valley of the River Bewl (which is a tributary of the River Teise), straddling the boundary between Kent and East Sussex. It is …

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    Brian
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    4

    Dorney Lake

    Hiking Highlight

    Dorney Lake is a 2,200-metre flat water rowing lake owned by Eton College. Used for international regattas, and indeed the 2012 Olympic Venue for Rowing, Adapted Rowing and Flatwater Canoeing, …

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    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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    Cow Pond.

    Hiking Highlight

    Cow Pond was renovated in 2012 to commemorate H.M. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with the diamond lattice balustrade of the Baroque-style footbridge being designed specifically to represent this momentous event. …

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    Sonning Lock

    Hiking Highlight

    Sonning Lock is a lock and associated weir situated on the River Thames at the village of Sonning near Reading, Berkshire, England. The first lock was built by the Thames …

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    Eastwell Lake

    Hiking Highlight

    Eastwell Lake is a man-made lake that is very rich in wildlife. Herons fish on the shores and kingfishers can be observed here. It is home to many native wildfowl …

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    Thames Lock

    Hiking Highlight

    This is a truly stunning place to visit & a must see if walking anywhere near this stretch of the Wey Navigation Canal.

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