Backwell Lake

Backwell Lake

You can enjoy a walk around Backwell Lake, near Nailsea, which is a haven for a diversity of wildlife including grey herons, pipistrelle bats and rare dragonflies.

Backwell Reservoir

Please help us to protect this wildlife haven by:

  • not fishing, cycling and swimming 
  • supervising children at all times
  • keeping a safe distance from the water
  • placing litter in bins provided or taking it home with you
  • keeping dogs on leads and disposing of their waste safely in onsite bins
  • using the car park only if you are visiting the lake. 

Useful information

Opening times: No opening restrictions. 

Location: Backwell Lake is between Backwell and Nailsea, North Somerset 

Postcode: BS48 1TN 

OS grid reference: ST478964 

Public transport: Nailsea and Backwell Station is 0.1 miles away. Local buses serve Station Road; the nearest bus stop is at the railway station. 

Cycling: The National Cycle Route 33 ends 0.5 miles south of the lake on Backwell Common with the rest of the route via a main road. Please note that no cycling is allowed on site. A bike rack is provided at Nailsea and Backwell Station. 

Walking: Local footpaths from Nailsea and Backwell end across the road from the lake. 

Mobile phone/data signal: Network dependent

Swimming: Swimming is not allowed at this site.


  • Public car park

  • Visitor information

Backwell Lake

between Backwell and Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 1TN
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