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Tamar Lakes Country Lake

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Address: Bude EX23 9SB, England
Phone Number: 01288 321712
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Great walks

Visited on a windy day and walked around Upper Tamar Lake, nice 3 mile walk along footpath, good easy access for all. Lots of wildlife to see. Good car park with cafe and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Visited on a windy day and walked around Upper Tamar Lake, nice 3 mile walk along footpath, good easy access for all. Lots of wildlife to see. Good car park with cafe and toilets. Well worth a visit when you fancy a change from the beach.

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Delabole, cornwall United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

good parking near the cafe and toilets.South West Water lake ,including facilities for boating,cycling fishing,,walking,and camping.and not forgetting the usual excellent cafe.It`s about 3 miles around the lake and you can walk or cycle [bring your own bike] around it.Good for families as well as couples and single people .

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been to most of the reservoirs in the south west and I must say this one is probably the least appealing! After parking in the vastly overpriced car park, I was quite surprised that the coffee shop was closed considering the large amount of people out there on a sunny Sunday afternoon! I know it is winter but... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Lake, which is a reservoir, is set amongst very beautiful countryside. Surrounding the lake is a cinder path suitable for most walkers of any age starts across the dam and then continues for about 4 miles. There is so much to watch or join in. Apart from the usual wildlife the lake is popular with coarse fishermen. On the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A peaceful and relaxing place. Plenty of walk and cycle options. There are paths and good acess for these, and they vary in distance from a short walk from the car park to a full round trip. Clean tidy and beautiful. Nice coffee shop as well.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fabulous dog walking, very peaceful and plenty of wildlife. About 2 hour stroll round upper lake. joggers and cyclists also using the path much to the disgust of my dog who hates anything with wheels. Plenty of water sports going on as well includng zorbing, sailing, canoeing.. Big campsite and car park. 2nd time we went we parked just inside... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A bit hard to find but worth the effort. We went in the early evening and enjoyed a walk around the lake in the evening sunshine.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Weather could have been better, so did not really enjoy the outing as much as we might have given better conditions. The cafe was very good, a warm welcome with several items to take away to remember the visit.

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Having been a member of the Friends of South West Lakes Trust for three years now (a great way to support the wonderful conservation work going on at all the SW lakes), I take advantage of free parking with my £30 p.a. subscription. Tamar Lake is my local... I visit at least once a week for walking/cycling and birdwatching and... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Although it is well signed, the roads approaching (paricularly from the Devon side) are very narrow and in poor condition in places. However, the driveway to the upper lake is wide & smoooth, and leads to a well maintained car park overlooking the lake. There is a charge for the car park, but it's not unreasonable, particularly as the money... More 

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