Backwell Lake was constructed in the mid 1970’s as a balancing pond. The site is owned by Wessex Water.
The site consists of an area of open water with a small island and some marginal vegetation. Since its construction, Backwell lake has become an important site for wildfowl and dragonflies and also as a foraging area for bats. It is a valuable amenity resource for the local community.
The site is managed by Wessex Water with input from local volunteers.