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Chew Valley Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Chew Valley Lake, Bristol BS40, UK

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About Chew Valley Lake

Chew Valley Lake often attracts rare birds, including osprey, the scarcer grebes, and an American wader or duck appears most years. Itt is renowned for its scenic beauty and top-quality fly fishing. It often attracts rare birds, including osprey, the scarcer grebes, and an American wader or duck appears most years.

Attractions Near Chew Valley Lake

Stanton Drew Circles and Cove
Stanton Drew Circles and Cove4.58km from Chew Valley Lake

This is the third-largest complex of prehistoric standing stones in England, the three circles and three-stone ‘cove’ of Stanton Drew in Somerset are surprisingly little known. The complex consists of a Great Circle, at 113m diameter the second largest stone circle in Britain, and two smaller stone circles linked by stone avenues, a group of three stones known as ‘The Cove’ located in the garden of the Druid’s Arms Inn and to the north of the complex on the other side of the River Chew lies a so

Black Down
Black Down8.98km from Chew Valley Lake

Black Down is the highest summit in the Mendip Hills of north Somerset, and lies at the centre of the largest area of open, unfenced moorland in the county. The summit is marked by several ancient burial mounds, or burrows, and it may be reached by paths from various directions, the shortest route just 0.7 miles. The shortest route of ascent goes from the Burrington Combe car park and is approximately 1 km long.

Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar Gorge11.3km from Chew Valley Lake

Cheddar Gorge, which is located on the edge of the village, is the largest gorge in the United Kingdom.[44] The gorge is the site of the Cheddar Caves, where Cheddar Man was found in 1903. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which reveals many hidden secrets including fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors.

Victoria Park
Victoria Park11.81km from Chew Valley Lake

Victoria Park is a large Victorian park with large grassy areas and a children's play area. This park is perfect for a walk with your dog, but also a day out with the family, as the park has football pitches, a basketball courts, playgrounds, and wooded areas. There are many entrances to the park, so you can come to the park in any direction.

Tobacco Factory
Tobacco Factory11.82km from Chew Valley Lake

The Tobacco Factory is the last remaining part of the old W. D. & H. O. Wills tobacco factory site on Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol. The building was used to process tobacco until 1985-6 when Imperial Tobacco, which W.D & H.O. Wills had latterly been a part of, relocated production. . It is now a multi-use building which houses animation and performing arts school, loft-style apartments, a café bar, offices and a theatre.

Gough's Cave
Gough's Cave11.88km from Chew Valley Lake

Gough's Cave is located in Cheddar Gorge on the Mendip Hills, in Cheddar, Somerset, England. The cave is 115 m deep and is 3.405 km long, and contains a variety of large chambers and rock formations. It contains the Cheddar Yeo, the largest underground river system in Britain. Palaeolithic caves and rock shelters provide some of the earliest evidence of human activity in the period from about 400,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Where is Chew Valley Lake

Discover More Attractions in Bristol City, Where Chew Valley Lake Is Located

Bristol City
Bristol City
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The city of Bristol, set inland on the Avon River and with access to the Bristol Channel, has an illustrious history as one of England's oldest ports. Among Bristol's many tourist attractions are 30 art galleries and a number of parks. For families, there's Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science and arts center that is especially designed to engage young minds.