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Litton Lakes

Litton Lakes is a beautiful family-owned activity lake, with an on-site cafe, located between the villages of Litton Cheney and Puncknowle in the Bride Valley, West Dorset. If your idea of a perfect day is having a picnic, reading a book or enjoying some watersports, then Litton Lakes is a great location to visit.

The Lake10.1 mile

The 1.5 acre lake is sheltered, flat and peaceful, fed by a freshwater spring and packed with wildlife. Stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and swimming are all permitted at the lake. A pass system is in place for anyone who wishes to launch a craft or swim at the lake. Sessions are booked in half day slots – book online for a small fee. A local company hires out paddleboards, as well as offering paddleboard yoga. There is also limited space for using the lakeside for picnics and bookings can be made online.

The Purple Turtle Cafe

Open Friday to Sunday, the Purple Turtle Cafe is a custom-built lakeside cafe with a huge deck and fantastic view of the lake that serves delicious coffees, hot and cold drinks and cakes / snacks. Catering to all dietary requirements, there is a selection of vegan, vegetarian and dairy free options. Take away, or sit on the beautiful deck and take in the view of the Lake. There is also local produce, marshmallow kits and items made by local artisans which make for the perfect gift or holiday memento. Keep an eye out during Summer for guest Artisan food and ice-cream trucks and late night openings.

Where to find Litton Lakes

Litton Lakes
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9.6 miles from Highlands End and Eype Beach

11.7 miles from Golden Cap

3.4 miles from Graston Copse

17.7 miles from Sandyholme

* Place data from Google, including opening times is correct at time of publication. We always recommend checking with the destination attraction.

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