Dubbs Reservoir

Type; Reservoir
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Location; 1½ miles NE of Troutbeck Bridge
Accessibility; Private - Dubbs Road (bridleway) passes to the east
Grid Ref; NY 421 017
Elevation; 225m (738 feet)
Size; 224m x 164m (735 x 540 feet)
Area; 3.3 hectares (8 acres)
Depth; 4.5m (15 feet)
Meaning of name; deep pool reservoir
Alternative name(s); Windermere Reservoir


Originally built to supply water to Windermere, Dubbs Reservoir is now used as a supplement to the Thirlmere system. It isn't especially inspiring nor photogenic, the dam being almost as long as the other three sides of the reservoir. Access is via Dubbs Road, a bridleway which runs past the reservoir to the east. The reservoir is surrounded by a high wall, access within is permitted for fishermen however.