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Lakes & Facilities Wistlandpound

Wistlandpound Reservoir, near Blackmoor Gate, Devon.
map ref: LR180 642417

This tranquil Lake is surrounded by conifer plantations and has an established nature reserve. Located near Blackmoor Gate, North Devon, it is an ideal location for peaceful walking and angling.

The way-marked circular walk around the lake takes approximately one hour and stout footwear is recommended (the path should be followed in order to avoid anglers' backcasts).

The Calvert Trust has a centre nearby from which it organises adventure holidays for less able people and their carers, including watersports on the lake. People wishing to take a holiday or day course can contact them on 01598 763221.

Fly fishing  for rainbow trout is available to anglers. Day permits can be obtained from the Post Office in Challacombe, The Calvert Trust or tackle shops in Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.

The North Devon Cycle Route runs near to Wistlandpound - further information available from:

  • bird watching
  • disabled access
  • pay display parking
  • trout fishing
  • visitor centre
  • woodland walk footpath

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