Squabmoor Reservoir

This wonderful spot of calm and tranquility is hidden away on the Pebblebed Heaths. Often known collectively as Woodbury Common, Squabmoor is nearer to Dalditch and Budleigh Commons.

Squabmoor has its own free car park, found by taking the turning off the B3179 that is signed for a resevoir. You will pass Bystock Pools on your left before arriving at the wooded car park on your right.

From the car park take the right hand paths. There is no sign of the water from here but stick to any right hand option and you will soon come across signs letting you know you are close. Squabmoor is a fishing lake primarily, and as such, dogs are required to be kept on leads.

There are lots of fishing platforms where you can see the (huge) fish below the water, and feed the ducks, swans and geese above the water. Please see guidance for duck feeding suggestions.

The paths around Squabmoor do not fully circle the alke, but you can walk at least 50% of the banks. Public footpaths cross-cross the site and link in with longer walks.

If you venture to the footpaths below the lake you will come across shallow streams and fords that rush into (manmade) waterfalls. If you head left from the car park of lakes you will find lots of wooded areas to explore and of you look carefully you may find a rope swing or 2 among the trees!

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