Shearwater Lake, Wiltshire
Visitors please note that the public road alongside Shearwater Lake is a 'Clear Way', ie no stopping, vehicles are seen by the author to be regularly fined. If the car park is full it's probably best to go somewhere else.
Sheep shearing ponds were flooded to create Lake Shear Water (to give it its' proper but little used name). The lake and surrounding woods are very popular with walkers, fisherfolk, Sunday club sailors, horseriders, cyclists, and the main car park is a haven for thieves (so take your valuables with you when you leave the car). It's free to visit Shearwater (its' familiar name), there's just a small charge for parking, there are charges for fishing (fishing is not always allowed), and it's open 24/7, unless there's a lockdown for the pandemic. There is a footpath, that can get muddy in wet weather, to Heaven's Gate from the far end of the Shearwater Lake, click here for the route.
Paths through the woods, off the tarmac around the lake, can be muddy so tricky for wheelchairs.