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Wistlandpound

Wistlandpound, Kentisbury, Exmoor National Park EX31 4SJ, England
+44 1598 763719
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Dog-friendly and scenic walk around a reservoir

With a pay and display car park (£1.50 for 2 hours) at the start of a walk, the reservoir offers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roger E
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Lovely place

There are two car parks here, the main one by the Calvert Trust, which can easily be missed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine K
,
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“lovely walk” (5 reviews)
“car park” (5 reviews)
“lovely place” (3 reviews)
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Wistlandpound, Kentisbury, Exmoor National Park EX31 4SJ, England
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+44 1598 763719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With a pay and display car park (£1.50 for 2 hours) at the start of a walk, the reservoir offers two routes, the inner route (dogs on leads) stays closer to the waterside and the outer (dogs off the lead) which takes slightly higher ground....More

Thank Roger E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two car parks here, the main one by the Calvert Trust, which can easily be missed depending where you approach from, where the toilets are, and one further up the road. Parking is very cheap. We parked in the farthest one as we...More

Thank Christine K
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Pleasant circuit of a wood-fringed reservoir built between 1950 and 1957 to supply the Ilfracombe district. The inner path, well surfaced and mostly level, can be completed in about 45 minutes. It is ideal for children and the less mobile. Walk clockwise to finish with...More

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely walk round the lake with our puppy. It seemed really good for disabled people which is great. Very clean car parking cheap. Would recommend

Thank Sportscar7
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful walk with amazing scenery not too hilly and suitable for wheelchair users. Little hidden activities throughout the walk for everyone to enjoy which kept my 2 year old entertained. There are plenty of rest benches around the reservoir and picnic tables (you...More

Thank mrandmrsgirling
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Great place to walk around there's an even path all around the edge of the reservoir and part way round is a higher one through woodland, there are plenty of seats all around so you can take your time and enjoy the wildlife, scenery and...More

Thank Ritpetite96
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Enjoy a charming walk around the Wistlandpound Reservoir and nature reserve. Here you can enjoy a 40 minute walk around the beautiful Wistlandpound Reservoir and nature reserve. It's completely unspoilt and the scenery is typical of North Devon

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

It is a lovely walk, you can walk right round the lake. It is calm and beautiful. There are some activities for the children to do around their. Lovely family day out. Takes roughly one and half to two hours to get round on a...More

Thank Angiemays
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful idyllic spot, take your time to enjoy the scenery and plenty of wildlife. Perfect spot for a picnic

Thank njbennet
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Good walks with possible sightings of birds and water fowl. Upper and lower carparks with pay and display. We stayed on the upper car park (the lower one was full) for 20 minutes and when we came back found our car had been vandalised with...More

Thank Frank S
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KarenTurnball
31 July 2016|
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Response from ClaireAdamMoss | Reviewed this property |
It says on an Exmoor information website about 2 miles. That sounds about right to me. It is a fab place, try Wimbleball next time, now that is a walk and a half!
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