Red Lake, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Red Lake, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

On Dartmoor, a lake is a stream or brook. Red Lake is a small stream high on Dartmoor's south plateau through which many ancient and modern travel routes pass and around which there are a very high number of points of interest.

We've positioned Red Lake on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

The lake rises in Red Lake Mire just south of the disused Red Lake China Clay Works. From the mire, the lake tumbles through moorland to join the River Erme that flows south to the National Park border at Ivybridge.

You're most likely to cross the water at Red Lake Ford which is on the Abbot's Way as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. The North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route cuts across the lake further downstream as does the longest stone row in the world.

Red Lake Railway curls around Red Lake Mire connecting Red Lake China Clay Works to the flank of the south moor near Ivybridge.

Erme Pound is to the south of Red Lake.