Gladhouse Reservoir

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Gladhouse Reservoir
A tranquil day at Gladhouse Reservoir - - 1713019.jpg
Coordinates55°46′10″N 3°07′11″W / 55.7695°N 3.1198°W / 55.7695; -3.1198Coordinates: 55°46′10″N 3°07′11″W / 55.7695°N 3.1198°W / 55.7695; -3.1198
Basin countriesScotland
Surface area460 acres (190 ha)
Designated14 July 1988
Reference no.404[1]

Gladhouse Reservoir, formerly Moorfoot Loch, is a reservoir in Midlothian, Scotland, five miles (8 km) south of Penicuik. It is the largest area of freshwater in the Lothians.

It was created in 1879 by the engineer James Leslie.[2]

The 460-acre (1.9 km2) reservoir in the Moorfoot Hills is one of a group of reservoirs which supply Edinburgh with water. It is fed by the River South Esk.

Gladhouse Reservoir is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI, and a Special Protection Area. It is an important roosting site for Anser brachyrhynchus, the Pink-footed Goose.

There are three islands in the reservoir.

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  1. ^ "Gladhouse Reservoir". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
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