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Report - Eyebrook Reservoir - Leicestershire - August 2015

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by JuJu, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. JuJu

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    Explored with KM_Punk, The Wombat, Lost Explorer.

    History from Wikipedia...

    "The reservoir was formed by the damming of the Eye Brook.[1] It was built between 1937 and 1940 by Stewarts & Lloyds (supervised by Geoffrey Binnie of Binnie & Partners)[2] to supply water to their Corby steel works, now part of Tata Steel, formerly Corus.[3] During the Second World War it was used in May 1943 as a practice site for the Dambuster raids, standing in for the Möhne Reservoir; a plaque commemorates this.[3][4][5]

    The site is about 201 hectares (500 acres) and consists of 155.12 ha (383.3 acres) of open water and canals, 33.25 ha (82.2 acres) of neutral grassland and 12.93 ha (32.0 acres) of broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland.[6] It has been a trout fishery since 1942 and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Eyebrook is an ideal place for bird watching."

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  2. Lenston

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    Nice JuJu
     
  3. KM_Punk

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    Nice work :thumb
    Glad to see you've finally posted it :p
     
  4. JuJu

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    Thanks guys :)
     
  5. The Wombat

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    That was a lovely afternoon sunny summer explore
    Good work JuJu
     
  6. KM_Punk

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    The 2 mile walk was a little unnecessary though :p
     
  7. UrbanCaving

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    I need to do this :)
     
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