This short circular walk takes you around the pretty Venford Reservoir on Dartmoor. It's a nice easy stroll with woodland sections and waterside trails to enjoy. Parking is available and there are picnic tables dotted around the lake. If you'd like to extend your walk you could climb Bench Tor to the north of the reservoir. From here you can enjoy splendid views of River Dart Valley.
The reservoir is located just to the west of the Dartmoor Way long distance footpath. You could pick up the waymarked trail and visit the nearby Hembury Woods and River Dart Country Park to extend your exercise.
PostcodeTQ13 7SS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Venford Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Venford Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Venford Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Venford Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
One good idea is to head south from the site to the little village of Scorriton. Here you could pay a visit to the Tradesman's Arms where you can enjoy home cooked food in the lovely garden area, overlooking the Little Combe Valley. You can find them at postcode TQ11 0JB for your sat navs.
The reservoir is a nice place to bring your dog for a walk so you'll probably see other owners on a fine day.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The site is located just a few miles north east from Buckflastleigh. Here you can try the Buckfastleigh and Buckfast Abbey Walk. The historic abbey is one of the area's highlights and includes a Lavender garden, Physic garden and Sensory garden.