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Dovestone Reservoir

By jowilde  
Dovestone Reservoir was built in 1968 to collect water from the surrounding moorlands. The main contractor was A.E. Farr (Civil Engineers) of Westbury, Wiltshire. The proposed construction was opposed by local mill owners, who claimed the damming of the river would cut off their water supply. As a result, a tunnel was built higher up in the hillside to bypass the reservoir.

Local myth has it the reservoir is named after a collection of stones on the skyline that look like doves, along the edg

Tags: General Reservoir Flowers and plants Dovestones Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: kaz1, PhilT2, jdinne and 9 more

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kaz1 11 313 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2014 10:06PM
So much for the eye to see ...beautiful image, Jo.
Excellent image, love this place. SmileSmileSmileSmile
Canonshots 11 206 13 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2014 11:14PM
A most pleasing image. The strong lead-in lines are a particularly good feature, as is the sky, but for my taste it is yet another instance of the beauty of landscapes with water that calls for a vote.
debu 11 India
7 Jul 2014 11:16PM
Super view.
jowilde 16 6 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 6:14PM
Thanks all Grin
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
10 Nov 2014 3:32PM
Beautiful image... One suggestion. You might want to back off the sharpening a little in your processing. Most notable where the mountain tops meet the sky. Very nice composition.


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