Simpson Ground Reservoir Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 16.218 W 002° 55.728
30U E 504636 N 6013598
Quick Description: Simpson Ground Reservoir is a fresh water supply for Grange-over-sands in a Forestry Commission conifer plantation. Publicly accessible with public footpaths around. Popular walking venue.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/14/2006 1:25:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM11FG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 69

Long Description:
Built in 1957, to supplement the drinking water supply for Grange-over-sands with metal pipe following the outflow, Way Beck. Capacity of 44 million gallons. Initial water supply for Grange-over-sands is nearby High Newton reservoir. Reservoir has fishing through WA&DAA.
Trees are being harvested constantly, and area to south is being felled 2006.

Very picturesque.

Parking near N 54°15.509 W 02°57.038 which is on back road near Barrow Banks house, and at Gummers How car park. Dogs allowed. Good for kids. Mountain bikes allowed on bridleways.
Waterway where the dam is located: Source of Way Beck

Main use of the Water Dam: Water Supply (Drinkable)

Material used in the structure: masonry

Height of Dam: 2 metre

Date built: 1/1/1957

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

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