1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Eyebrook Reservoir - Leicestershire - August 2015

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

  1. JuJu

    JuJu 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    8
    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."

    DSC_0004_zpsndgkzk68.jpg

    DSC_0005_zpsau5qkrxp.jpg

    DSC_0012_zpsyzfrgkia.jpg

    DSC_0017_zpsin8xkv5f.jpg

    DSC_0018_zpsqviycfds.jpg

    DSC_0020_zpsq5lggmc3.jpg
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    993
    Nice JuJu
     
  3. Punk

    Punk Obi Punk Kenobi
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,259
    Likes Received:
    670
    Nice work :thumb
    Glad to see you've finally posted it :p
     
  4. JuJu

    JuJu 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    8
    Thanks guys :)
     
  5. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    470
    That was a lovely afternoon sunny summer explore
    Good work JuJu
     
  6. Punk

    Punk Obi Punk Kenobi
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,259
    Likes Received:
    670
    The 2 mile walk was a little unnecessary though :p
     
  7. UrbanCaving

    UrbanCaving Sewer Rat
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    151
    I need to do this :)
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in