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Hi,
Shot taken today at Grimwith reservoir this afternoon whilst on a walk around the reservoir. As you can see we have had a wonderfully unseasonal February Saturday. The weather is more like April. Nice, sunny and warm!.

Grimwith is a relatively new reservoir and is owned by the local water company, Yorkshire Water. As well as being quite picturesque, the reservoir is also a santury for lots of different species of bird.

Yorkshire Water's largest reservoir is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park between Grassington and Pateley Bridge, and in the heart of a famous mining area.

Due to limited land ownership public access is limited to a circular walk around the reservoir with further public rights of way extending across the moor.

The north-west section of the reservoir is out of use during the breeding season due the large numbers of waterfowl inhabiting this area. For this reason dogs should be kept on a lead to prevent the disturbance of any nests.

The wild, high moorlands surrounding Grimwith are private and are used nowadays for sheep grazing and grouse shooting.

In 1970 agreement was reached to enlarge the existing Grimwith reservoir, which was built in 1864 by the Bradford Corporation, to seven times its' original size. The new enlarged reservoir was designed to incorporate the original dam and involved raising the top water level by 20 metres to provide storage for 21,772 thousand cubic metres (tcm) of water.

Hope you like the scene. Take care,

John.

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