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Wonderful scenery, which is good as I have yet to catch a fish at Vicars Water. The main lake and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy B
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Now a regular family favourite

First found this about 18 months ago and now a firm family favourite. It offers so much for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk”(13 reviews)
“small lake”(5 reviews)
Vicar Water Country Park has had a fascinating and varied history before becoming a 78 hectare, Green Flag award winning green space. In the Middle Ages the Vicar Water stream was known as Warmebroke - "Warm Brook" before becoming Vicar Water. Vicar...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Mansfield Road, Clipstone, Mansfield NG21 9AA, England
+44 1623 466340
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All reviews lovely walk small lake lovely little cafe visit regularly lovely place to visit lovely lake fresh air cake disabled people old railway dogs love children's play area walk around little gem beautiful surroundings zip wire excellent food
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful scenery, which is good as I have yet to catch a fish at Vicars Water. The main lake and surrounding area is fabulous with lots of work and housekeeping being done all the time. Keep up the splendid work.

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lake was stunning with beautiful views and lots of ducks to feed. However the children's play area was run down with a missing zip wire and seesaw and broken benches with notes on saying out of use due to local youths!

1  Thank Liz0607
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First found this about 18 months ago and now a firm family favourite. It offers so much for different age groups. The Cafe is a lovely cheap but good Cafe with friendly staff. Adjacent to that is a good size, interesting play park suitable for...More

Thank 193MarkM193
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk here on Wednesday, the weather was perfect, love to come here it’s near where we live and well worth it great walks round the lake.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Me and my partner walk the dog here quite often. Its a very nice space to walk around, especially the lake. very pretty when the sun is out. after the walk you can grab a drink and a snack at the coffee shop there. the...More

Thank mark597
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Fifteen minutes in the car and we are at Vicar Water. Such a lovely place to go and so close to home. Just a stroll around the lake viewing all the wildlife and taking in the scenery is great. A more energetic walk will take...More

Thank CarolC5646
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful walks ! Peaceful! All nature’s best birds ,ducks,geese , insects , fishing , woodland , cafe ! Donation parking . Walks round , and from vicar water stunning views from upper walking.

Thank pauline t
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

It was the first time we had gone with our family as it had been recommended for rock hunting and hiding. We went right at the end of September so lots of leaves had fallen. I can imagine in the summer months it is lovely,...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I feel lucky to have Vicar Water on my doorstep. My dog and I walk around it regularly. It is so peaceful, there are numerous pathways to follow and you can climb up what was the old pit tip and get fabulous views of the...More

Thank janiceharvey
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I live quite near this are! In fact if you go out of my door, turn left and walk straight you get to Vicar Water, lots of countryside, you can ride your bike from here, and the place is very peaceful and there is even...More

1  Thank amberlily2016
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18 May 2018|
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Response from markiep64 | Reviewed this property |
😀😀 in a word No fishing 🎣 and you might get some 🐕 diving in after the swans
Marie F
5 April 2018|
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Response from 260laurie31 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don’t remember seeing any signs requiring dogs to be on leads. However, there are a lot of cyclists about, so this could be a problem if your dog doesn’t like bikes.
12 February 2018|
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Response from foodofallfoods | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think any form of boating is allowed on this lake .