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 apparently goes directly into maintaining the facilities.
We only visited for a wet afternoon walk, so I can't comment on the watersports or camping facilities, but the longest (4km) walk round the lake was on pretty level gravel paths the entire way, with recently cut verges. The views are not stunning (you are at water level, not on a hill), but there is a lovely variety of wild flowers and occasional wildlife notes pinned to trees. There are a couple of birding hides too if that's your thing.
The toilets by the car park are clean enough, and the cafe is reasonably priced. Others have raved about the cream teas, but we were underwhelmed.
We also noticed that, despite the notices, dogs were generally off leads, but the ones we saw were very well behaved and owners had them under control. I imagine that on busy days (in better weather), that this could be more of a problem for some.
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