Swanwick Lakes
Swanwick Lakes
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Eastar14
36 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Had a lovely walk around all three of the coloured routes. It's fairly muddy on some of the paths at the moment, but no trouble if you're wearing walking boots.

We took our dogs but kept them on the lead. There's a sign saying please keep your dogs under control either by being on the lead or walking by your side.
Written January 2, 2020
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richard s
Locks Heath, UK143 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Pleasant walks through a mix of woodland, meadows, and around five small lakes.There are a mix of firm paths and tracks that become very muddy in wet weather and are often closed for the winter months.There are limited easy access paths but slopes and steps also feature so it may not be ideal for those with mobility issues. Lots of varied bird and insect life and foxes, roe deer, and grass snakes can be regularly seen, even in daylight.Plenty of bats over the ?takes on summer dusks.There's a small free car park and the study centre has toilet facilities when open. Good for dog walking.L
Written July 11, 2017
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Fichops
United Kingdom7 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
A car park next to a little lake and study type centre. Mini trails through woodland, a bit up and downy so someone with mobility issues might take a stick. Attractive scrubby bits for the little animals to live in. Dogs can walk off leads sometimes, but the wildlife comes first so you have to look for signage on the day. A pleasant way to spend an hour.
Written June 14, 2017
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Jules22013
Southampton, UK13 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
The walks around the lakes are lovely and quiet and make it an excellent dog walking spot. Takes up to an hour for a decent walk, allowing for stops to admire the lakes, enjoy the views and, if you're in luck, spot the deer. Well maintained with a visitor centre, although I'm not sure of the opening times, and a small amount of parking.
Written March 23, 2016
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Sue W
Fareham, UK18 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
A lovely walk any time of year where you can see wildlife and birds.I have been several times at different times of the year. In the winter i took beautiful photo's of the partly frozen lakes.
Written December 10, 2015
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Sarah B
23 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
This is a lovely place to go for a walk around the lakes and woodland paths are well kept and it's very peaceful if u walk all around the lakes it takes about an hour at a steady to slow pace. Main trails have a stony surface if u go off these they can get muddy, slippery and waterlogged if weather has been bad.
Written August 30, 2015
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SophieSaurus92
Southampton, UK48 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Just around the corner from us this is a fave spot for a picnic. Great views. And wildlife. Can easily spend the day up here exploring all there is.
Written April 16, 2019
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Swetrat
Portsmouth, UK837 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Surprisingly calm given its proximity to the M27, NATS and urban development, Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve occupies the site of a former brickworks and offers a choice of trails through woodland and around five lakes. Extremely popular with dog walkers but can get very muddy when wet.
Written April 11, 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,424 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Swanwick lakes nature reserve park is a really scenic area to visit with its picturesque lake and surrounding countryside. There are walking trails to explore that are easy at one or two miles and the one around the lake is best ( 2 miles). Parking and toilets by information centre.
Written September 28, 2017
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Changnam
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK281 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
We visited Swanwick on a wet bank holiday Monday. It was only a 10 minute drive from where I was staying with a friend.
A small car park and several well signposted walks, some on hard paths and others through the woods. It had been raining heavily the night before but most pathways were still accessible with a few muddy/ slippy spots.
A great place for nature enthusiasts, those who like fishing and dog walkers alike.
Written June 2, 2017
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