This pretty lake is located just north of Northwich in the Cheshire village of Pickmere.
There's some nice walking trails taking you along the water where you can look out for a variety of wildlife. The lake is also very popular with swimmers.
You can start off from The Turton Pavilion car park on the eastern side of the water.
If you head west from the park you will soon come to Marbury Country Park where you can enjoy more waterside trails around Budworth Mere. Near here there's also walks along the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal where you can see the wonderful Anderton Boat Lift.
PostcodeWA16 0GZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Pickmere Lake Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Pickmere Lake Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Pickmere Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Pickmere Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the east you'll find one of Jodrell Bank's radio telescopes and Tabley House and Mere at Nether Tabley.
The North Cheshire Way passes close to the lake. You could pick it up and follow it north to Arley Hall where there's a fine stately home surrounded by beautiful gardens.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.