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Haweswater

County Durham,, Edmundbyers, Consett, United Kingdom

Haweswater

Haweswater was originally a natural lake about 4 km (2.5 mi) long. A tongue of land at Measand divided the lake almost in two. The upper and lower reaches of the lake were known as High Water and Low Water. In 1929 work started to build the dam wall across the valley floor. At the time of construction, its design was considered to be at the forefront of civil engineering technology because it was the world's first hollow buttress dam. The wall would be created from 44 separate buttressed units joined by flexible joints. When the dam was completed by 1935, it measured 470 m (1,540 ft) long and 27.5 m (90 ft) high. It has a 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in) wide parapet that runs atop the length of the dam. Building supplies were brought to the site from the adjoining valleys of Heltondale and Swindale. When the valley was flooded, the dam raised the water level by 29 m (95 ft). This created a reservoir 6 km (3.7 mi) long and up to 600 m (2,000 ft) across at its widest point. It holds up to 84 billion

Extra health & safety measures

This property has taken extra health and hygiene measures to ensure your safety

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Lake Rules / Instructions

  • All anglers & guests must sign in upon arrival

  • All swims to be left clean and tidy

  • Anglers must agree to random rig checks

  • Anglers must hold a valid in date Environmental Agency rod licence

  • Anglers must vacate the lake at the agreed checkout time

  • Anglers must Follow social distancing rules

  • Anglers must lock/ close all gates that have been opened

  • Do not pour unused bait into the water

  • Do not put waste of any kind into the water

  • It is mandatory to use any equipment supplied by

  • No abusive language or discrimination to staff of other anglers

  • No bait Boats

  • No BBQ's

  • No bivvy sharing

  • No boating

  • No dogs

  • No drones

  • No drugs

  • No excessive alcohol consumption

  • No firearms

  • No fires

  • No fishing in or on unmarked pegs

  • No freezer baits

  • No guests

  • No littering

  • No loud Music

  • No open lit fires

  • No speeding/ abide all speed limits

  • No swimming

  • No tents

  • No unattained rods

  • No wading

  • No wildlife traps

  • 50'' landing nett to be used

  • All anglers must have carp care

  • All anglers must have their own forceps

  • No barbed hooks

  • No barbless hooks

  • No braded mainline

  • No braded mainline

  • No Fixed rigs

  • No lead core

  • No leaders

  • No live baits

  • No maggots

  • No plastic hook baits

  • No retaining fish

  • No retaining fish

  • No shock leaders

  • No tiger nuts

  • No white buckets

  • Report all captures

  • Use a large specimen unhooking mat

  • No wire to be used of any kind

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