Pick Mere

An easy, scenic stroll around a popular lake called Pick Mere.

Technical sheet
No. 16744474
A Pickmere walk posted on 05/11/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 05/11/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h15[?]
Distance Distance : 4.18km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 22m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 22m
Highest point Highest point : 43m
Lowest point Lowest point : 20m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Pickmere
Starting point Starting point : N 53.289657° / W 2.461901°
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Description

(D/A) From the car park of the Red Lion, turn left and walk along Park Lane through Pickmere village, passing the entrances to several cul-de-sacs on the left.

(1) At Clover Drive, turn left then right into a small park which provides a shortcut to Mere Lane. Turn left past Beaver Close, then right into Jacobs Way. Go through the gates ahead of you and down the slope to reach an interpretation panel by the side of the Mere.

(2) Turn left along the lakeside footpath to a kissing gate into open fields. Pass a jetty and go through a couple more gates into woodland, ignoring a path off to the left. A boardwalk leads through reeds to a kissing gate into a field; ignore another footpath to the left here and continue along the lakeside past another jetty. Another kissing gate leads to a further field, as the lake begins to narrow.

(3) Just before the top end of the field, turn right onto a signposted permissive path over a footbridge. This path bears right through reedy scrub before running below a field to a wooden kissing gate. Continue in a similar vein, with a fence on your left and the wooded lakeside to your right. At one point the path bends away from the lake then turns back towards it. Eventually, turn right through another wooden kissing gate into the trees and follow the path back to the waterside. Cross a grassy area to the interpretation board and turn left, back up the slope to Jacobs Way.

(2) Now retrace your steps back to the Red Lion: turn left along Mere Lane then right again through the park to the junction of Clover Drive and Park Road, which you follow back to the pub.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 42m - Red Lion
1 : km 0.52 - alt. 42m - Clover Drive
2 : km 0.91 - alt. 24m - Pick Mere
3 : km 2.09 - alt. 25m - Footbridge
D/A : km 4.18 - alt. 42m - Red Lion

Useful Information

One short slope to and from the lake; paths around the top end may be a little muddy or overgrown at times.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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