Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The Backwater Reservoir

Yesterday I went on one of my little jaunts out, to discover places 'On my doorstep' that I have never been before and can recommend to visitors. Having a look at my local map I decided to head up Glenisla way. Along the road at Alyth there is a roundabout where you take the B954 and just follow the signpost's for Glenisla. When this road meets up with the B951 you will see a road straight ahead of you which takes you up to the Backwater Reservoir, and what a fantastic place it is! There is plenty of parking before the bridge over the dam or you can continue over the bridge and around the dam to another parking area. The reservoir was opened by the Queen in 1969 and extends to 3 kilometres. The dam itself is 42.6 metres high and 570m long. It is an amazing piece of engineering and actually a superb place to go for a walk and enjoy the scenery.

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