Otterhead Lakes

Otterhead Lakes

Once part of a large, landscaped estate dating back to the early 1840s, Otterhead Lakes are situated on the Blackdown Hills, south of Taunton. Now grown wild, the estate is a great place to visit for flying fishing or walking.

Otterhead Lakes are surrounded by a nature reserve managed by the Otterhead Estate Trust Company Limited on our behalf.

Visit Otterhead Estate Trust for more information. 

Otterhead Lakes

Useful information

Opening times: Open all year. 

Location: Otterhead Lakes Nature Reserve, Anders Lane, Otterford, Taunton, Somerset 

Nearest postcode: TA3 7EE 

OS grid reference: ST224140 (public car park) 

Public transport: No 

Cycling: Not accessible via National Cycle Route. 

Walking: Local public rights of way link the site to adjacent villages (Churchinford and Otterford). 

Mobile phone/data signal: Limited but network dependent 

Dogs: No - except assistance dogs or dogs under close supervision on Public Right of Way only.

BBQ's: No

Swimming: Swimming is not allowed at this site.


  • Public car park

  • Nature reserve

  • Nature trail

  • Information panels

  • Picnic area

Otterhead Lakes

Otterhead Lakes Nature Reserve, Anders Lane, Otterford, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7EE
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