There are many other superb lake walks all over the south west that you may not have come across. These locations really are hidden gems and offer a fantastic variety of birdlife and landscape. All of these lakes have car parking and toilet facilities.
Wistlandpound is a short drive from Barnstaple and boasts the region's first all-ability Discovery Trail, with 2km of guided wildlife trails. Bird hides and sensory structures for those with visual impairment have been created along the new Trail to help people connect with the natural beauty of the lake.
Venford lies on the southern edge of Dartmoor and has an easy-going footpath around the water which takes approximately 40 minutes. A great walk for families with young children, it has picnic tables en-route.
Fernworthy is close to the pretty Dartmoor town of Chagford and has a number of way-marked walks around the lake and forest, including a circular waterside walk of about three miles and a walk designed for less able visitors with seats and information along the way.
Trenchford and Tottiford are surrounded by farmland and forest. Signposted from Trenchford car park, a number of walks meander through woodland and along the water's edge, taking you down to Tottiford where a rugged walk around the lake can be followed. Picnic areas are dotted around the two lakes, and during early summer they are ablaze with colour from the flowers of magnificent lakeside Rhododendrons.
Argal near Penryn has a two-mile walk around the lake passing through woods and meadows. The footpath has undergone recent improvements, vastly enhancing the accessibility of this peaceful lake. There are picnic and barbecue areas with excellent views over the water and a children's play area.
Porth is located on the edge of Newquay and the public footpaths in this area can be linked to form a long circular walk. The site lies on the SUSTRANS cycling route 32.