NT0174 : Beecraigs Loch

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Kingscavil, West Lothian, Great Britain

Beecraigs Loch
Beecraigs Loch
The loch was originally named Balvormie Reservoir. It was built between 1914 and 1918 by German prisoners of war. Stone was brought down from the nearby Riccarton Hills and used along with clay to build the dam, which is about 400 metres in length. The area of the loch is 44 acres - apologies, I should be saying 18 hectares - and it holds 82 million gallons - sorry, 365 million litres - of water. It supplied the local area for 55 years. It is now popular for angling, boating and walking round.
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0115 7429 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0861N 3:35.0744W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0101 7417
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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