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 II in 1956 to supply water to the Scottish Central Belt.[2]


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]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map sheet no 329 Lowther Hills, Sanquhar & Leadhills
  2. ^ "Daer Reservoir". Biggararchaeology.org.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110819080442/http://www.fishing-uk-scotland.com/htm/strathclyde1.htm. Archived from the original on August 19, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Map 56 Daer Reservoir South Getting outdoors - South Lanarkshire Council". Southlanarkshire.gov.uk. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 

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