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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Sunday Stroll: Knott Hill Reservoir (2)


For this week's Sunday Stroll picture we pay a return visit to Knott Hill Reservoir.

Of course, looking at this photo, you may well wonder where the water is! Knott Hill is a reservoir that is no longer in use. Much of the reservoir bed has gone back to nature, with bushes and trees growing, with a much smaller area of water in the lowest part of the reservoir bed. The path you see in the photo runs right around the old reservoir and originally was at the water's edge! The tree-filled valley was originally where the water was!

This is the point where the footpath that starts from Gorsey Lane, Hazelhurst, meets the path around the reservoir. It is a pleasant and popular short walk.

See Google Aerial View of this location.

12 comments:

  1. hi knot hill reasarvoir looks over grown from when i fished there in the 60s it would have took you about 40 minutes to walk round the water , it was well kept nice paths , i wonder if the keepers house is still there ???

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  2. i fished not hill in the 70 s with my dad it is scary how deep this place was where the trees are at the egge the water used to be, nowadays its very low with lots of wildlife rabbits fox, badger & a very big Heron which is resident on the lake, ther are some big fish still in there & i have joined the fishing club that runs the resevoir ( Rhino Anglers ) the old house which was on the resevoir is not there anymore ( The Barons House for those who remeber ) there is still some rmanins of the garden & a picnic area half way round the resvoir beuitiful scenery * nature certainly has claimed it back

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  3. i've just had a walk round the water today, because i hurd that the water has just ben filled with 4000 new fish, carp and tench and few others....they place looks beautiful, and i haven't been a member there for 3 years, but i'm looking forward to joing next year :).....

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  4. could some one tell me how to join knott hill fisheries please

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  5. you can ring mick hancock or you could go to the junction pub to join the fishing lake

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  6. i have joind this year and it is fishing brilliant plenty off carp and tench coming out my biggest so far is 27 pound mirror carp on lunchen meat fishing on the float

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  7. Do any know his number went to pub but they can't find it . They did have it .

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  8. i am a comittee member details kept at broadoak comm centre also work there.

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  9. Does anyone know if you can get a day ticket to fish on Knott Hill and if so from where.

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  10. you can contact me at broadoak comm centre i am a committee member.

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  11. IAM A COMITTEE MEMBER I CAN BE CONTACTED AT BROADOAK COMUNITY CENTRE ON 339 7189 FOR CLUB DETAILS

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    1. Hi

      Derek

      Is the fishing club still going?

      Cheers

      Wayne

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