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Fewston Reservoir, Fewston

Categories: Dams, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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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  • this pair of reservoirs are my home run 5k around one or 10k around the pair well just over for the perfectionists amongst us,very nice bit of Yorkshire just outside harrogate 
  • Love walking here with our dog. It can get busy during peak times but it's never too crowded and there's the option of walking both of the reservoir or just one. Lovely countryside walk with none of t...  read more »
  • Two easy walks here, and with two good sized car parks. A diversion to Fewston church is recommended. This is an increasingly popular place, so the reservoir walks are best tackled during the week. Th...  read more »
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