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November 2011

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Kielder Water

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The reservoir's main use is to provide compensating discharges into the North Tyne to support abstractions of water further downstream. It also underpins the Kielder Transfer Scheme, whereby water can be transferred to the Wear and the Tees, to meet shortfalls in those areas. Kielder Water, North Northumberland
The Dam is at the east end of Kielder Water, North Northumberland
At the head of the river North Tyne. The largest artificial lake in the UK is surrounded by the largest human made forest in Europe. Planned in the 60s and opened by the Queen in May 1982. It holds 200 billion Litres Kielder Water, North Northumberland
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There are paths for walkers from most of the car parks. Unfortunately all the car parks are Pay & Display . Kielder Water, North Northumberland
The commerative stones where the Queen officially opened the facility on the 26th May 1982. Kielder Water, North Northumberland
A view to the east from Bakethin wier. Kielder Water, North Northumberland
This sculpture by John Maine was originally commissioned for the Gateshead Garden Festival in 1990. It was re-erected here in 1999 and is to be found at Bakethin wier. Os ref NY 643912 Kielder Water, North Northumberland
The great view west up the Lake. Kielder Water, North Northumberland
The hamlet of Gowanburn. Kielder Water, North Northumberland
Kielder Castle, not shown on the list of Northumberland's Castles being of a recent vintage in castle terms. Kielder Water, North Northumberland
A family must be in the tea rooms at Kielder Castle. North Northumberland
At the Calvert Trust property. Kielder Water, North Northumberland
Twa Corbies, Leaplish Waterside Park. Kielder Water, North Northumberland
North Tyne Valley and Falstone Village
"The Eals" on the Falstone road, North Tyne Valley, Northumberland
Looks like a warning to field mice? "The Eals" on the Falstone road, North Tyne Valley, Northumberland
The River North Tyne about five miles below Kielder Dam, Northumberland
A George V post box nestling in the wall at Snabdough, North Tyne Valley, Northumberland
The village of Falstone seen from the Kielder Dam, Northumberland
The United Reformed Church in Falstone Village, Northumberland
Looking under the old Railway bridge in Falstone Village, Northumberland
The Victorian drinking fountain in Falstone Village, Northumberland
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