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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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  • Easy walking around the reservoir. Parking at either end. Toilets at main Caremark plus an ice cream van for after the walk - perfect Mother's Day walk.  more »
  • I went here on a sunny weekend. It's very good for a long walk with beautiful views. Great for dog walking and a good distance to cover with different routes to choose from. Parking available, toilets...  more »
  • Only a small car park next to the very busy cross Pennine route , the A59 , but once you start walking you soon forget the road and enjoy the beautiful tranquility of the place  more »