TQ3328 : The dam, Ardingly Reservoir

taken 3 years ago, near to Ardingly, West Sussex, Great Britain

The dam, Ardingly Reservoir
The dam, Ardingly Reservoir
Ardingly Reservoir is a 198-acre (0.80 km2) reservoir that feeds the River Ouse in West Sussex, 5 miles (8 km) north of Haywards Heath. The villages of Ardingly and Balcombe are immediately to the east and north of the reservoir respectively. The reservoir was created in 1978 by damming Shell Brook, a tributary of the River Ouse which flows into the Ouse about 500m south of the Reservoir.

The Ardingly Activity Centre provides watersports for the public including wind surfing, canoeing, powerboating and dinghy sailing.

The reservoir is a popular fishing venue offering 3 miles (5 km) of freshwater fishing for carp, tench, pike, roach, rudd, eel, gudgeon, European perch and bream.

The west bank of the reservoir is private property of the Balcombe Estate but the north, south and east shores offer public rights of way and bridleways. Ornithologists are catered for with two bird hides situated on the east bank.

The site is a local Nature Reserve LinkExternal link


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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Grassland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3353 2877 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.5665N 0:5.7987W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3349 2871
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