Hosehill Lake. Photo by Adrian Wallington
A beautiful lake surrounded by meadows, ponds and sheltered reedbeds, a great place to watch time go by.
Hosehill Lake hosts a wide variety of water fowl in the winter and nightingales join the butterflies and dragonflies in the spring.
Look out for wetland birds including lapwings, little ring plovers, great crested grebes and a number of more unusual visitors like the bittern.
A large sand martin bank can be viewed from the other side of the lake and house martins, swifts and swallow can be seen from March/April.
The meadow to the east of the lake is a visual treat throughout the spring and summer. It is cut and then grazed by wild Exmoor ponies for a short period after this in the spring and autumn.
The meadow and the Butterfly Bank to the south of the lake are the best places to see a range of butterflies, day-flying moths and other insects.
Things to do
- Follow the 1 mile circular walk around the edge of the lake.
- Volunteer with our regular work parties.
- Help us manage this reserve by supporting us
- Tweet your wildlife sightings to @bbowt
- Sign up to our e-newsletter
Download the site risk assessment.
Your Hosehill Lake photographs
Share your photographs of Hosehill Lake with us! Just add them to our BBOWT flickr group, and tag them with 'hosehill'.