TQ6832 : On the edge of Bewl Water reservoir

taken 16 days ago, near to Three Leg Cross, East Sussex, Great Britain

On the edge of Bewl Water reservoir
On the edge of Bewl Water reservoir
The idea for a reservoir to provide water to the Medway towns was conceived in 1945 but it was only in 1973 that work began. The Bewl Valley was selected as far less disruption would be caused than at other sites, and because clay and sand were available locally to help build the dam. Work on Bewl Water was completed in 1975 and when full it holds over 31,000 million litres of water. At the time of this photograph the water level was quite low following a dry winter and relatively dry spring and summer. Some of the old trees have been consequently exposed as can be seen here.

There is a twelve and a half mile walking and cycle path around the reservoir. Dunster's Wood is just inland from here.
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TQ6832, 39 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6859 3276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.1648N 0:24.2940E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6854 3279
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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