A strange lake formed in the post-glacial period which is about 17km from the sea in Cornwall and its this county’s only natural freshwater lake. It is located in Bodmin Moor about 300 meters above sea level.
Legend says this is the famous lake where the Excalibur sword that the Lady of the Lake took was thrown in. It was also said that the lake had no bottom and led, via a series of tunnels, directly to the sea.
In 1700 the lake was temporarily drained and as a matter of course a bottom was found. Around the lake it is believed there is a ghost of a criminal from the 1600s who was killed. Anywhere you go in Cornwall you will always find legends and some mystery, Dozmary Pool is no exception.
The lake has been an area of scientific interest due to its flora and fauna since 1951. It is one of several sites in south-west England that are used the reconstruction of vegetation history. Altogether it is only 37 acres but is found in an area of moorland of great interest.