Wet Country (13): Roadford Reservoir

Posted: October 17, 2019 in cornwall, Landscape, Natural History, UK
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After watching England beat Tonga 35-3 at the Rugby World Cup, we wondered about going out as it had been raining heavily all morning, but the sun came out early afternoon and so we drove to Roadford reservoir on the edge of Dartmoor.  Roadford Reservoir is a man-made lake, fed by the River Wolf, completed in 1989 as water storage for Plymouth and North Devon.

After a cup of tea at the cafe near the dam we went up to the nature reserve but there was not much to see.

It is quite odd to see roads going down to the water and the remains of trees, which are all that can be seen of the valley that existed here before the dam was built.

Comments
  1. Keith Cutting says:

    Presumably your title’Wet’ is deliberate?

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