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Westwood Lakes: Skylark Lake

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Westwood Lakes: Skylark Lake
Author: lslborrill, Published: 01 Jun 2017 Walk Rating:star0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Lincolnshire, Boston
Walk Type: River or lakeside
Westwood Lakes: Skylark Lake
Length: 1 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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A short 0.5km (0.3 mile) circular walk around Skylark Lake in Westwood Lakes, near Boston in Lincolnshire. This circular walk provides the opportunity to reconnoitre one of the seven lakes (as of 2017) that form the Westwood Lakes development. There are 42 pegs spread around the edge of the lake, utilised for fishing.

This walk follows a permissive path around a private fishing lake within a private fishing and holiday park. Please respect the privacy of the fishermen and other guests. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on leads and please remember to clean up after your dog. To complete the walk, you can either use the grass bank around the lake or the service road used for the lodges around the lake. There are no gates, stiles or livestock on route. Allow 15 minutes.

There are two refreshment opportunities on site; the Fisherman’s Rest and The Mallard Lounge Bar (new in 2016). In addition to the toilet facilities in these cafe and restaurant, there are also portable toilets around the site near the additional six lakes.

Westwood Lakes is located on the outskirts of the historical market town of Boston. There is a car park on site. Please use post code PE21 7JA.

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Walk Sections

Start to Edge of Skylark Lake
Start to Edge of Skylark Lake

Start point: 52.9566 lat, -0.0576 long
End point: 52.9567 lat, -0.0539 long

With the reception of Westwood Lakes behind you, Skylark Lake will be in front of you. Walk along the grass bank of the lake or the service road, keeping the lake on your left. On your right you will see a number of self-catering lodges.

This peaceful complex was created as a family business by Alan Coupland. It had always been his dream to have a nice place to relax after a hard days work, with a fishing lake at the bottom of the garden. After years of hard work, he established Westwood Lakes in 2006. Westwood Lakes is surrounded by woodland and flower parks, provided by The Boston Woods Trust. It provides the perfect setting for dog walkers, bird watchers and ramblers.

Edge of Skylark Lake to End
Edge of Skylark Lake to End

Start point: 52.9567 lat, -0.0539 long
End point: 52.9568 lat, -0.0575 long

Once you reach the far end of the lake, you will be able to look across the lake towards the bird tower. Continue walking around the lake, keeping the lake on your left and the lodges and The Mallard Lounge Bar on your right-hand side. You will come back to the car park where the walk began.

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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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