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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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  • This provides some easy walking and some lovely views. There is plenty of parking and it is possible to walk all around the reservoir. It is only a short drive away from Harrogate. 
  • Beautiful stunning views xx found this beautiful place when I got lost and my sat nav took me this way x well worth it such a beautiful place got some amazing pics xx 
  • Good paths, with about two thirds suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Idyllic views, lots of wildlife. Good parking and toilet facilities. If you're starting out in a fitness priogramme this is j...  more »