Daer Reservoir

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Daer Reservoir and dam with a blue footbridge extending out into the water and mown grass banks surrounding and a stone wall leading up to the dam
Daer Reservoir and dam

Daer Reservoir is a man-made waterbody created by the damming of the Daer Water, a tributary of the River Clyde in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. It lies within the Lowther Hills in South Lanarkshire. A minor public road leaving the A702 follows the Daer Water south to the dam and then continues along the western margin of the reservoir as far as Kirkhope.[1] The reservoir was officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth in 1956 to supply water to the Scottish Central Belt.[2]

Recreation[edit]

Season tickets for fishing in the reservoir for brown trout are available from Kilbryde Angling Club.[3] The Southern Upland Way passes just to the north of the dam and affords views over the reservoir for the walker. [4]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 55°21′11″N 3°37′01″W / 55.353°N 3.617°W / 55.353; -3.617