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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  • August 18, 2017
    Parked in the carpark between Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs. First time visit here. Toilets and picnic benches here so perfect for a day out in good weather. Did the shorter walk round Swinsty first....  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I spent the afternoon painting down by the water. There are many sheltered spots, picnic areas and little in coves that are great for setting up your easel. It was a beautiful day and the area was ver...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Walked around this reservoir whilst staying at The Timble Inn and had a lovely afternoon. Not too challenging of a walk so good for most ages and abilities. The scenery is stunning and if you get a ni...  more »

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