Public vote to find Yorkshire’s most popular reservoir

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With more than 130 to choose from Yorkshire Water has set up a public vote to find out which can take pride as being the most popular reservoir in the county.

Once all votes are counted, the winning reservoir will have a life-sized steel photo frame installed, designed by a local artist, to provide visitors with the perfect photo opportunity.

Autumn colours reflected in Gouthwaite Reservoir in Nidderdale. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Autumn colours reflected in Gouthwaite Reservoir in Nidderdale. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Millions of people visit Yorkshire’s 130 reservoirs every year to run, walk their dog, picnic, or just to enjoy the peace and tranquillity they provide for free of charge.


The public vote has already started and will run across Feb and March, with the public deciding via a weekly vote on the best reservoir in first west, then north and then south Yorkshire each week before a grand final vote takes place on February 22 to March 3.

To cast your vote for west Yorkshire’s favourite reservoir visit Yorkshire Water’s Facebook page, which features spectrally drone footage of some of the area’s finest reservoir retreats.

The deadline to vote for west Yorkshire’s best reservoir is Friday, February 9, at 5pm.

Tom Underwood from Yorkshire Water said: “Lots of people have their favourite local reservoir that they visit and we want to know find out, definitively, which can boast as being the most popular in the county. The winning reservoir will have a fantastic life sized picture frame installed at the water edge that will frame the beautiful landscape and make for a memorable photo. We’d encourage people to support their local reservoir and get voting now!”

Free activity packs are also available to order from Yorkshire Water’s website which offer loads of fun games, activities and reservoir maps to get kids out and about and keep them entertained in the Great Outdoors.

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