Higher Swineshaw Reservoir Lake Literature

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Here’s a summary of Higher Swineshaw Reservoir:

  • Location: Brushes valley above Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, England
  • Purpose: Built in the 19th century to provide drinking water
  • Owned by: United Utilities
  • Dam type: Clay core within an earth embankment
  • Peak District Boundary Walk: Runs across the dam on the south side of the reservoir
  • Surface area: 23 hectares (57 acres)
  • Average depth: 12 metres (39 ft)
  • Maximum depth: 18 metres (59 ft)

The reservoir and its watershed are situated entirely within Greater Manchester, although it is very close to the Derbyshire border. It is a popular spot for walking, hiking, and birdwatching. The surrounding woodland provides a habitat for various wildlife species, including:

  • Moorhen
  • Coot
  • Mallard
  • Little Grebe
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Roe deer
  • Muntjac deer

The Higher Swineshaw Reservoir is also a major spawning ground for the Common Toad.

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