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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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  • We do this walk quite often, it is a flat, scenic walk and the ground conditions are reasonably dry. It can get busy though on public holidays. There is a good carpark at the start with toilets as wel...  more »
  • My wife and I went for a stroll, along a fantastic reservior, with calm water, brilliant surroundings.  more »
  • Wonderful walk lots of wildlife fresh air good scenery easy to park so close to leeds well sign posted with connections to other reservoirs plus other country walks good toilet facilities too  more »