GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Otterhead Lakes

1 miles (1.8 km)

This lovely little nature reserve in Otterford has some nice footpaths taking you along the two lakes and the River Otter. The two lakes which remain are all that are left of a series of pools in the landscaped gardens of Otterhead House which was built in 1845 and demolished in 1952. The site includes woodland trails with snowdrops in the winter and bluebells in the spring. There's also lots of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for kingfisher, dipper and wagtail as you make your way through the reserve.


TA3 7EE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Otterhead Lakes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Otterhead Lakes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east from the reserve and you can visit an interesting historical site at Castle Neroche. The area is the site of and Iron Age Hillfort and a Normanmotte-and-baileycastle. There's some nice woodland trails and fine views of the Mendips and Quantocks Hills from the high points.
The long distance Staple Fitzpaine Herepath also runs through the area. This shared cycling and walking trail is often started from the car park at the castle.
For more walks in the AONB see the Blackdown Hills Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Otterford Lakes Nature Reserve

Otterford Lakes Nature Reserve

Snowdrop wood, near Otterford - - 1183037

Snowdrop wood, near Otterford


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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