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Wistlandpound, Kentisbury

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Wistlandpound Reservoir is a reservoir in Devon, England owned by South West Water.Completed in 1956, the earth embankment reservoir holds up to 1,550 megalitres (341 million gallons) and covers an area of 40 acres (16ha). Situated close to Exmoor National Park, and managed jointly by The Forestry Commission and The South West Lakes Trust, Wistlandpound is a popular recreation area, with bird watching, trout fishing, as well as boating and nature walking among the most popular activities.The Calvert Trust has a centre at the Reservoir, providing holiday and activity facilities for those with disabilities, and their families.The construction of the reservoir flooded part of the formation of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, which can still be seen when water levels are low. The railway, which is being reconstructed, will need to find an alternative route around the banks of the reservoir.Wistlandpound reservoir is located at.
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  • This is the place to go when you want to contemplate life in general. A beautiful walk and very peaceful. There is now a lady at the entrance selling hot and cold drinks and a few snacks. We generally...  read more »
  • Quiet spot away from the crowded beaches but still have a good time. Great to walk around the resevoir in about 45 mins to 1 hour with trim trail equipment on the way plus a bird hide and information ...  read more »
  • We come here regularly being locals. The location is truly beautiful and provides Magnificient walks for families and dogs. We rarely see others around here even on nice days so it's secluded for dogs...  read more »
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