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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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  • Choose a short walk (3 miles around Swinsty) or a longer walk (8 miles around Swinsty and Fewston).. Beautiful scenary, easy walking, cafe open at weekends. Good parking with toilets in one carpark an...  more »
  • Sunny day in January so we took a long walk, roundtrip is about 2 hours at a steady pace, good car parks but dogs must be on a leash which limits them. 
  • We had this walk recomenfed by a friend and what a good recommendation ! I think there are other car parks but we parked on the main one which separates Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs and set off arou...  more »