Days out at the Lakes

Chew Valley Lake

For visitors and users of the lake, Chew is so much more than just a drinking water supply. Chew Valley offers various leisure and recreational facilities, from fishing and sailing to eating out, nature walks and bird watching. You can even grab a bite to eat at Salt & Malt Fish Cafe and restaurant. Trail maps and guides are available below.

A parking charge of £2 per day is currently in operation, there are some allocated spaces for visitors wanting to take advantage of Salt & Malt takeaway. There is also the option to purchase an annual parking permit for £20, these are available from all outlets at Chew Valley Lake and perfect for regular visitors.

Please note that the Bittern Trail is closed due to essential maintenance work.
We apologise for any inconvenience. Scheduled re-opening Spring 2017.

Salt & Malt
Junction of Walley Lane & Denny Lane
Chew Stoke BS40 8XS

Bristol Water Fisheries
01275 332 339
Woodford Lodge
Chew Stoke Hill
Bristol BS40 8XH

Cheddar Reservoir

The fishing at Cheddar is leased to the Cheddar Angling Club which also fishes at the clay pits situated below the reservoir. For more information, please visit their website.

Sailing on Cheddar Reservoir is leased to the Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club. To find our more about the club and how to become a member go to their website.

Blagdon Lake and Pumping Station

Blagdon Pumping Station is not open to the public at the moment, we have been carrying out extensive work to the site, including the installation of a new pumping station.

Blagdon Lake is open to the general public at the footpath running adjacent to Butcombe bay in the NW corner of the Lake. The remainder of the lake is open to permit holders only.