Chew Valley Lake

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Chew Valley is a glorious lake that stretches on for miles. However, despite this beautiful setting, it is not the easiest place to walk your pooch as they need to be on lead and are not allowed in the water.

However, if your dog is more than happy to be on the lead, this walk is great and the views alone are worth travelling for. There are two well-marked trails, but only one is dog friendly; The Grebe Trail – which is only a short 1.2km long. It’s well marked and loops in a circle around the nature reserve.

The arguably best thing about this walk is the excellent fish & chips restaurant – Salt & Malt. The restaurant has become a must-stop destination for anyone who craves a traditional British dish, cooked perfectly.


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Additional walk information


Walley Lane
Chew Stoke
Chew Magna
BS40 8XS


Paid car park on site

Paws for thought

Dogs not allowed in the water and need to be on a lead

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