Fewston Reservoir, Fewston

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#5 of 10 in Parks in Harrogate
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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  • Really nice journey on well kept paths. One walks through the woods, over the dam, past a couple of houses and then up and down the track until one returns to the car park. It takes just over an hour ...  more »
  • After parking in the car park off the A59 (small but very convenient) we started our walk around Fewston. It had been snowing for a couple of days and was very cold but this didn’t spoil anything. The...  more »
  • Parking and toilets are FREE which is very acceptable Paths were very muddy so strong waterproof foot ware is a necessity...in all a pleasant short walk around the reservoir.  more »
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  • Beautiful place, lovely walk and scenery especially autumn/spring.
  • Beautiful place fantastic scenery but the fishing is nothing like it was a few years ago , the last few times have been really disappointing.
  • Lovely place for a stroll. Adequate parking and tables for a picnic.
  • Beautiful scenery and an easy hike. Trails are mostly clear and made of packed gravel. Parking right off from the A59 as well as a few other areas.
  • Good walk around reservoir.. Good paths and car parking. Fly fishing for trout,, small but good sport
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