This walk visits Kennick Reservoir and its surrounding woodlands, in the Dartmoor National Park.
You can start the walk from the car park at the southern end of the water. Trails then head east along reservoir before heading into the Clampitt Plantation. Woodland trails then take you to the northern end of the water, where there are more nice waterside trails. It's a very pretty and peaceful area with the still waters of the reservoir surrounded by attractive pine woodland.
Just to the south you will find Trenchford and Tottiford Reservoir. There's more nice trails to try here with a variety of birdlife on the reservoir and beautiful rhododendrons around the water in the summer months. You could also head to the nearby Canonteign Falls where you'll find lakes, a wooded valley and a spectacular waterfall.
Kennick Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Kennick Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Kennick Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Kennick Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles east of the reservoir you'll find the expansive Haldon Forest Park. There's miles of waymarked walking trails and mountain biking trails to be found here. The site includes the popular Mamhead Sensory Trail where you can enjoy some fine views over the Exe Estuary. At the northern end of the forest you will find Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle). The site is used as wedding venue but is also open to the public on certain days. The fine looking castle dates from 1788 and is surrounded by some the lovely grounds and gardens. See the Doddiscombsleigh Walk for more details.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Dartmoor Walks and Devon Walks pages.