NY8130 : Cow Green Reservoir

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Harwood, County Durham, Great Britain

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Cow Green Reservoir
Cow Green Reservoir
This old ruined enclosure on the water side would make a good swimming pool but that is not encouraged here NY8130 : No Swimming Allowed
The creation of the Cow Green Reservoir was opposed by environmentalists for its destruction of the habitat of rare plants (the 'Teesdale Assemblage'). It may have also have destroyed the habitat of a certain Peg Powler, the grotesque green-haired mermaid of the Tees who used to inhabit the valley now occupied by the reservoir. Her presence could be indicated by frothy substances on the river known as Peg Powler's Suds and children were always warned to stay clear as she had an insatiable appetite for youngsters LinkExternal link
Another good reason for not swimming LinkExternal link
There is information about the reservoir here LinkExternal link
Widdybank Fell Nature Trail
The walk starts at Cow Green car park and takes you over Widdybank Fell along the tarmac track to Cow Green dam and Cauldron Snout waterfall, returning the same way.
A copy of the walk leaflet can be obtained from:
Natural England - Moor House - Upper Teesdale NNR: LinkExternal link
There is also a geological trail leaflet here LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 20 August, 2011
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Uplands  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8121 3049 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.1478N 2:17.5713W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8121 3054
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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