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Lakes & Facilities Avon Dam

Avon Dam, near South Brent, Devon
map ref : LR207 680653

A rewarding river walk from Shipley Bridge car park brings you to this lake which sits in open moorland. The surfaced walk along the riverside is approximately 2.5 miles ranging from gentle slopes to open moorland. It is a steady and continuous climb, but you will be rewarded by dramatic views of Dartmoor.

An ice cream van visits Shipley Bridge during the summer and the toilets in the car park (which gets very busy in the summer) are managed by Dartmoor National Park.

Environment Agency rod licence holders may fish for natural brown trout fishing  free of charge at this reservoir from 15 March - 12 October.


For further information

Telephone: 01822 855700


  • bird watching
  • picnic area
  • toilets
  • trout fishing

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