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

The top 5 lakes in Dartmoor

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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

    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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    4

    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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    5

    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 …

    Tip by
    Dan

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