Wet Sleddale (Reservoir)

Wet Sleddale Reservoir by Ann BowkerWet Sleddale is a reservoir, not a true lake. Like Haweswater it was constructed to supply Manchester with a supply of fresh water. The valley in which it is located once belonged to Shap Abbey.

Surrounded by moorlands and the high fells, it is supplied with water from the surrounding becks, rivers, and peaty land. Its name is appropriate for the amount of rainfall in the area. Public access to the reservoir is by footpath. No activities are allowed on the lake.Wet Sleddale Reservoir by Ann Bowker

Wet Sleddale is off the A6, follow signs to Thorney Bank, then branch left crossing the River Lowther to parking spot.

Photos courtesy of Ann Bowker

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