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Fewston Reservoir, Fewston
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Fewston Reservoir is located in the Washburn valley north of Otley and west of Harrogate in Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1879. The capacity is about 3.5 million cubic metres. It can be found from the A59 road.The overflow from the reservoir feeds directly into the adjoining Swinsty Reservoir. Formerly, this overflow was encircled by a metal walkway from which floodboards could be lowered, but this has since been removed.ConstructionThe reservoir was built by the Leeds Waterworks Company under the management of Robert Brooks. Consultants were Thomas Hawksley of Westminster and Edward Filliter of Leeds. Work began in 1874 and was completed in 1879.Early in the work, Fewston Mill was demolished, as was West House Mill at Blubberhouses, with the stone going to build a wall around the reservoir. Much of the machinery, including the locomotives for the narrow gauge railway, came from the construction of neighbouring Swinsty Reservoir.
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  • Fewston is a fantastic walk take a flask of coffee plenty of places to stop and sit down it's an easy walk for all the family 
  • Took my 6,3 and 2 year old on what turned out to be a rather long walk but thoroughly enjoyable. We learned all about the ghost at the grade 2 listed house that Gareth Southgate used to live in. The w...  more »
  • Love walking around here Pictureque Pretty Well maintained paths Does get muddy if it's rained Wellies recommended Or walking boots