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Bolam Lake Country Park

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A grand day out

Created by John Dobson in 1816, with lakeside, woodland and open grass areas. There’s a wide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lovely walk around the lake

This was a fab day out and was peacefull walking around the lake. There is an ice cream van and... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Bolam Lake Country Park lies about 9 miles west of Morpeth and is signposted off the A696 from Belsay. It has lakeside, woodland and open grassed areas for all to enjoy with the attractive lakeside walk being accessible for wheelchairs and...more
9 Miles West of Morpeth | Off the A696, Belsay NE20 0HE, England
+44 1661 881234
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All reviews ice cream van lovely walk around the lake swans and ducks red squirrels nice walk coffee shop super place tranquil place water birds the main car park plenty of car parking during school holidays roe large lake well worth a visit beautiful scenery cakes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Created by John Dobson in 1816, with lakeside, woodland and open grass areas. There’s a wide variety of wildlife to watch, and it’s accessible to wheelchair users and pushchairs. A beautiful place for a day out.

Thank CIaireP
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This was a fab day out and was peacefull walking around the lake. There is an ice cream van and cafe on site. Big field to sit and have a picnic. We loved the carved trees

Thank kmyb607
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Lovely walk through the woods & then around the lake, very pleasant, easy under foot, very clean toilets at the visitor centre, will visit again if in the area

Thank scissors33
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Don't go overboard it's not fantastic. Nice walk in woods around the lake. Small car park but pleasant. We enjoyed it for an hour.

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Bolam lake country park is only about four mile outside of Morpeth.. It has a lot to offer for a nature lover. There is a walkway around the lake. On the south side is a walkway over the wetlands, then onto the grassland and finally...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Ok, pedantry aside, John Dobson built it so why is it Bolam lake? Still, use the second carpark if you want a café and toilets. Leave your car here and use this as the start and finish off a really satisfying walk around the lake...More

Thank angelofthesarf
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We have always loved visiting Bolam lake, taking a walk around the lake, watching the swans etc.followed by a coffee at the visitor centre. However, after finishing our drinks I attempted to take my granddaughter to the toilet in the cafe, finding it locked I...More

Thank _mka1949
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous time lovely walk around Lake clean and tidy everyone had lots of fun best ice cream van ever with brilliant prices.

Thank ginola2020
Reviewed 23 July 2018

My husband and I visited Bolam Lake as the starting point of a lovely six mile walk. Unfortunately I had forgotten to pack my walking socks. I asked in the shop / cafe if they sold socks, which they didn't. Jennifer came from around the...More

2  Thank Claire T
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Very blustery today but still a nice walk. Plenty of swans out. Plenty of car parking. A vistors centre, selling drinks, so managed to have our picnic outside, great.

Thank Geordie112
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24 September 2018|
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Response from scissors33 | Reviewed this property |
It takes less than 1 hour, that’s taking it leisurely
19 July 2018|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
I have walked around the lake on a number of occasions and rarely have seen cyclists. When walking it gives the opportunity to see wildlife in the trees and the varying natural beauty on offer. There is a lot of countryside... More
23 June 2018|
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Response from dionnet280 | Reviewed this property |
No there is no stand but people bq on the large green .