Sutton Bingham Reservoir
This pretty reservoir near Yeovil has a short walking trail through a hay meadow on the western bank of the water. There's lots of pretty wildflowers and great views across the lake from the viewpoint. The meadow includes flora such as the purple Meadow Saffron and yellow Bird's foot trefoil. These attract a wide variety of butterflies such as Small Skipper and Marble White. On the lake you can look out for a number of water loving birds such as Pochard, Coot and Tufted Duck.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then the Monarch's Way runs through East Coker just to the north of the reservoir. This leads to Yeovil Country Park where you will find 127 acres of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, open grassland and woodland.
Sutton Bingham Reservoir PostcodeBA22 9QP
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations