Stay safe at our reservoirs

Our reservoirs and recreational sites are now open.

Following government guidelines, we've reopened our reservoirs and recreational sites. Please note our facilities such as toilets remain closed at all of our sites.

Please follow social distancing guidelines and keep a 2 metre distance to ensure the safety of yourself, other visitors and our staff.

 

We want to keep all visitors to our reservoirs safe.

Reservoirs can be extremely dangerous.

Points to remember to keep you safe…

  • Deep water and steep sides, reservoirs are very deep with sudden drops and steep sides, making it difficult to get out
  • Remote locations – it may be difficult for emergency services to help anyone in trouble
  • Strong currents caused by machinery under the water
  • Cold water shock can take your breath away and lead to panic and death – reservoirs are very cold

60 Seconds of Summer

Watch the trailer for ’60 Seconds of Summer’ a play about 13 year old Dylan Ramsay from Chorley who tragically lost his life in open water.

The dangers of swimming in reservoirs

Paul Philips, Northern Catchment Manager, tells the real life story of when a young boy drowned in front of his family at Thirlmere Reservoir. He urges everyone to warn their family and friends of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs.

No peeking!

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