Immerse yourself

The Lower Mill Estate Grounds Team have outdone themselves once again with the construction of a brand new boat launch in the North West corner of Somerford Lagoon. This now gives residents and rental guests a more convenient point of access to the lake that does not impose on the privacy of any properties in Mill Village and Clearwater.

Somerford Lagoon is an ideal body of water for splashing around in a canoe, kayak or small sailing boat. At 74 acres, it is our largest lake and offers a variety of conditions and depths that provide the novice and more experienced canoeist ample scope to enjoy themselves. It also gives residents a chance to take a closer look at some of the nesting wildfowl we have on the lake and enjoy a stunning view across the nature reserve whilst floating atop the crystal clear water. The lake is home to a myriad of plant and animal life, the latter of which can be observed less intrusively from the surface of the water.

We have a wonderful relationship with Family Adventure Store, who are a family owned business just like ourselves, and they have everything you could possibly need for a great day out on the water available for hire next to the Mill Village General Store. FAS have been running a very successful “paddling capers” course from the Somerford boat launch this summer offering children of all ages the chance to throw on a life jacket and learn to paddle like the pros with their dedicated, fully qualified instructor Laurie. We’ve had some great feedback from participants and paddling capers will be back next summer to help more children get out on the water in a fun, safe environment.

If you are interested in hiring canoes, kayaks or paddle boards to splash about with on one of our fresh water lakes, please pop down to the Family Adventure Store or give Terry & Jenny a call on 07971 252 394.

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