Easy difficulty. Distance Approximately 1 mile (1.6km)
Otterhead Lakes is a beautiful nature reserve on the site of a former Victorian estate. This circular walk will take you around the various semi-natural habitats including wet woodland, dry deciduous woodland, grassland, and freshwater streams.
Dormice, badgers, and bat species live in the woodland. The lakes and streams support otters and birds including kingfishers, dippers and wagtails. There are signs that beavers are making use of the reserve too!
Many birds nest on the ground here, so please keep your dog on a lead.
The route is mostly flat, although there is a gradual slope from the car park down to the lakes and a steep section of a few metres half-way round. Bear in mind that some of the pathways are a little bumpy and, at times, can get quite muddy.
Grid Reference: ST22514 | Nearest postcode: TA3 7EF
Loop walk approximately 1 mile (1.6km)
Visit Otterhead Estate and Lakes website for more information.