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Weir Wood Reservoir

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Area of Search  West & East Sussex
Interest  Biological
Notification  1966
Grid reference  TQ395347
Area  113 ha
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Similar  Ashdown Forest, Standen, Ardingly Reservoir, Arlington Reservoir, Fore Wood

Weir wood reservoir forest row east sussex

Weir Wood Reservoir is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) long stretch of water, situated close to Forest Row, East Sussex, England, on the north-western margins of Ashdown Forest. It has a full water capacity of 5,566,000 cubic metres (1.224×109 imp gal), covering a site of 280 acres (1.1 km2). The reservoir was built over the period 1951-54, a process which involved damming the valley of the River Medway. A daily average of 3.08 million imperial gallons (14,000 m3) is extracted.


Map of Weir Wood Reservoir, United Kingdom

The reservoir is owned by Southern Water and supplies part of Crawley, and other parts of Mid-Sussex. The western end of the reservoir is a protected nature reserve and bird sanctuary designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. One of the main users of the reservoir is the Weir Wood Sailing Club, which is a RYA recognised training establishment, with sailing all year round. The reservoir is also a popular coarse fishing area, with day and seasonal passes available.

Weir Wood Reservoir lies due south of Greenwich and hence straddles the Prime Meridian. The line passes through Botley Wood which is just to the northwest of the dam at the east end of the reservoir.

Fishing at weir wood reservoir 1962


Weir Wood Sailing Club is a RYA recognised club, with various classes of dinghies sailed to Olympic standard, such as Laser, Laser radial, Laser 4.7, RS 200, 400 and 600, 2000, Enterprise, Fireball and Optimists.


Open water swimming events take place at Weir Wood for Triathlon training with swims up to 4000 metres.


The reservoir is a popular day ticket fishing venue for mixed (course and trout) freshwater containing carp and pike to 34 lb, bronze bream to 14 lb, tench, roach, rudd, eel, perch, brown trout, rainbow trout and gudgeon. As well as being a public day ticket water, rights to fish Wierwood reservoir are shared by East Grinstead A.S, Crowborough and District Anglers Association, Dorset Arms Angling club and Rookery Angling club.


Weir Wood Reservoir Wikipedia

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