Enjoy an easy waterside walk along this pretty lake on the Longleat Estate. The lake is located near Warminster and has a nice walking trail running alongside the 37 acre lake. It's a lovely area for a picnic with the lake surrounded by attractive flora and fauna. Look out for little sailboats and various wildfowl on the lake and fish in the water.
There are miles of woodland trails surrounding the lake so you can easily extend your walk here. One option would be to head west to Heaven's Gate for great views over the Longleat Estate.
There is a car park right next to the lake so access is easy. You can also enjoy refreshments at the lakeside cafe.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could climb the nearby Cley Hill and enjoy wonderful views over West Wiltshire and Somerset.
PostcodeBA12 8AE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Shearwater Lake Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Shearwater Lake Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Shearwater Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Shearwater Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to The George Inn at the nearby village of Longbridge Deverill after your walk. The main attraction here is the lovely riverside garden, located next to the River Wylye. You can find it at postcode BA12 7DG, less than a mile south east of the lake.
Also consider the Rose & Crown pub in Warminster. There's bar games, a good menu and a nice beer garden to sit out in during the summer months here. You can find it at 57 East St, with postcode: BA12 9BZ.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you head east to Warminster you can pick up the Imber Range Perimeter Path. The circular route takes you around the MOD's Imber Range on Salisbury Plain. It includes a climb to the Battlesbury Hill Iron Age fort where there are some excellent views over the region.