Otterhead Lakes

Otterhead Lakes

Otterhead lakes consist of two lakes in a beautiful setting in the Blackdown Hills. The lakes form part of a nature park in what was once the grounds of the Ottherhead Estate. Even if you don't catch much it is a lovely setting to watch the wild life such as kingfishers, moorhens, herons etc.

The lakes are fed by the river Otter and contain many wild brown trout providing some very rewarding sport. Weed growth can be a problem later in the season and is currently a major problem on the top lake, when combined with bankside vegetation, making it almost impossible to fish.

Otterhead Upper Lake. Photo - Bob WeatherallOtterhead Upper Lake. Photo - Bob Weatherall

The Upper Lake

There is a car park up above the top lake (the walk down to the lake and between the two lakes is especially pleasant in spring when the woods are filled with bluebells). Otherwise it is possible to leave a car by the road below the bottom lake but parking opportunities here are limited.

A history of the Otterhead Estate can be found here.