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Bolam Lake Country Park

9 Miles West of Morpeth | Off the A696, Belsay NE20 0HE, England
+44 1661 881234
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Lovely for a walk!

We have always loved visiting Bolam lake, taking a walk around the lake, watching the swans... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_mka1949
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Fabulous time lovely walk around Lake clean and tidy everyone had lots of fun best ice cream van... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ginola2020
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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 pushchairs. There is also a visitors centre and cafe, where you can enjoy hot and cold refreshments, and purchase maps, books and gifts.
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9 Miles West of Morpeth | Off the A696, Belsay NE20 0HE, England
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+44 1661 881234
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"lovely walk around the lake"
in 6 reviews
"swans and ducks"
in 4 reviews
"ice cream van"
in 4 reviews
"hot and cold drinks"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 5 reviews
"red squirrels"
in 5 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 5 reviews
"super place"
in 2 reviews
"tranquil place"
in 2 reviews
"water birds"
in 2 reviews
"plenty of car parking"
in 2 reviews
"during school holidays"
in 2 reviews
"large lake"
in 3 reviews
"roe"
in 2 reviews
"the main car park"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit to bolam lakes, great walk around the lake, fed the swans from the jetty. Pity it was spoiled by inconsiderate dog walkers who think it's okay to allow their dogs to to run wild around small children. Jetty Lake accident waiting...More

8  Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Went there today. Parking is free and there is cafe open to 3pm on weekdays and 3.30pm weekends. Toilets are there next to small picnic area facing the car park. There is a ramps leading down to the main path. Disabled and children friendly. The...More

3  Thank Dionne T
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Just lovely for a walk around the lake and in the woods. Parking is free which is a bonus! We’ve never been to the coffee shop as it always seems to be closed when we’re there, but the Blacksmiths in Belsay is highly recommended.

1  Thank Paula B
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

A very nice countryside walk around a large lake packed with wildlife. Great for dogs, cyclists etc. Plenty of places to sit, picnic and there's a coffee shop to.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Love this walk with my dog Woody. It’s perfect for him to explore the woods and for humans to take in the beautiful scenery and environment. The Lake is always a joys to stop at and if you enjoy photography then this park is the...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice family stroll around the lake. There’s not an awful lot of routes around the park. In fact, you’re able to walk around the whole lake in around fifteen minutes.

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rdmtb
19 July 2018|
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Response from Geordie112 | Reviewed this property |
HI, sorry we just walk, but we have seen a few cyclists. Enjoy.
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Stha N
23 June 2018|
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Response from Dionne T | Reviewed this property |
No there is no stand but people bq on the large green .
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Wayne C
25 May 2018|
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Response from Jan S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry as far as I know boats aren't allowed on the lake.
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