About Blagdon Lake
This long, narrow lake is man-made, but at the end of the 19th century, so has had plenty of time to blend into the scenery. In the Chew Valley at the northern edge of the Mendip Hills, it lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. The 11 km (7 mi) of shoreline and the waters host a rich diversity of habitats and wildlife, from the trout farmed by Bristol Water to wildflower meadows and woodlands, where roe deer, foxes and badgers live. Fishing is the main activity, but there are nature trails and walks for others to explore.