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Haweswater Reservoir

Haweswater Reservoir, Penrith CA10, UK

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About Haweswater Reservoir

Haweswater is a reservoir built in the valley of Mardale. It started as a natural lake. Due to water demand increase, the reservoir system was built between 1935 and 1947. The dam was the first hollow buttress dam in the world. One of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of people here.

Attractions near Haweswater Reservoir

Brothers Water7.62km from Haweswater Reservoir

Brothers Water is in the Hartsop valley and is a small lake in the eastern region of the Lake District. The lake is located at the foot of Kirkstone Pass, where the road climbs from the valley of Patterdale before descending to the more visited areas of Ambleside and Windermere. The small lake sustains a trout population and is one of four locations in the Lake District to harbour a rare species of fish, the Schelly.

Hallin Fell7.68km from Haweswater Reservoir

Halling fell is a beautiful hill located in the Lake District surrounded on three sides by Ullswater.  It is a great route for beginners, as it is fairly simple to follow and has good terrain. In addition, its location on the southern end of Ullswater means that it is one of the lesser-visited fells, so you may have the summit to yourself.

Ullswater8.49km from Haweswater Reservoir

One of England's most beautiful lakes located in the Lake District national park sand it provides an ideal destination for holidaymakers and sits amidst in the splendor of some of the finest fells In Lakeland. The lake has three distinct bends giving it a dog’s leg appearance. Surrounded by gently rolling countryside at the northern end around Pooley Bridge, a trip south down the lakeshore gives way to sheer fellsides that drop away into the water below, culminating in the majesty of England’s t

Kirkstone Pass10.17km from Haweswater Reservoir

Kirkstone Pass is a beautiful and the Lake District’s highest pass that is open to motor traffic. The road is very steep and narrow, with a gradient of 1 in 4. This steep twisty road connects Ambleside in the Rothay Valley to Patterdale in the Ullswater Valley. Winter conditions can be hazardous. It was once a vital coaching inn, it now caters primarily for tourists. It is the third-highest public house in England.

Aira Force Waterfall10.5km from Haweswater Reservoir

Aira Force was one of the more attractive waterfalls in the Lake District of Northern England with a  20m cumulative height. Aira Force provides a glimpse of a landscaped Victorian park with dramatic waterfalls, arboretum and rocks scenery. The main force falls 70 feet from below a stone footbridge and is on land owned by the National Trust. This is the perfect place for a family walk and picnic. From exploring the woods and splashing through streams and so more.

Lowther Castle & Gardens11.11km from Haweswater Reservoir

Lowther Castle is built at the turn of the 19th century on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north. The gardens and castle at Lowther have laid abandoned for 70 years and in 2011 opened for the first time since 1938. Visitors can follow simple routes through the 130 acres of gardens and castle terraces.

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.