Chew Valley Lake, set in 404-hectare (1000-acre) of lovely countryside, is popular with anyone who enjoys the open air, and is particularly attractive to bird-watchers (there are hides dotted around the area from where you can watch the birds) and fishermen (permits required). You can also go sailing here, have a picnic at one of the picnic areas around the lake, or follow a nature trail. A tearoom, shop, and modest Visitor's Center operated by Bristol Water plc, is located at the above address on the north eastern side of the lake. If truth be known, it's not actually a lake but a reservoir created by Bristol Waterworks Company. Check the website for more details.