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Here are the 15 lakes we have listed within United Kingdom - compared by Newest (Youngest) Reservoirs.

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Lake Name Completion year Lake Description
Bluebell Lakes
(England, United Kingdom)
1994 Bluebell Lakes Message Forums Fishing is serious sport in Great Britain: Bluebell Lakes is one of the favored places to engage in this sport. With few natural lakes, the English countryside is home to prized small waterways brimming with fish. Historical estates often included a small pond dug into the marshy fen or captured from ...
Llyn Brenig
(Wales, United Kingdom)
1976 Llyn Brenig Message Forums Also known as: Lake Brenig, Llyn Brenig Reservoir
Llyn (Lake) Brenig is a sparkling 920-acre (3.7 square kilometer) reservoir located in North Wales, in the heart of the Denbigh moors. Nestled between the counties of Conwy and Denbighshire, the reservoir is used to manage the flow of the River Dee as part of the River Dee regulation system. In conjunction ...
Llyn Brianne Reservoir
(Wales, United Kingdom)
1972 Llyn Brianne Reservoir Pictures Llyn Brianne Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Llyn Brianne, Lake Brianne
The Llyn Brianne Reservoir is a beautiful 530-acre (2.1 square kilometer) body of water nestled in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales. Created in 1972 by damming a section of the River Towy, the reservoir's purpose is to store winter rain and snowmelt that can be released into the river during dry ...
Llys-y-Fran Reservoir
(Wales, United Kingdom)
1972 Llys-y-Fran Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Llysyfran Reservoir
Nestled at the base of the Preseli Mountains of Southwest Wales, Llys-y-Fran Reservoir is a 212-acre, (0.9 square kilometers) man-made lake within the unspoiled boundaries of 350-acre (1.4 square kilometers) Llys-y-Fran Country Park. The reservoir provides sparkling water for the community of Pembrokeshire ...
Llyn Clywedog
(Wales, United Kingdom)
1967 Llyn Clywedog Pictures Llyn Clywedog Message Forums Also known as: Lake Clywedog, Clywedog Reservoir
The Clywedog Reservoir, or Llyn (Lake) Clywedog, was formed by damming the River Clywedog, a tributary of the River Severn, in 1967. The concrete buttress dam is the tallest concrete dam in the United Kingdom, with a height of 236 feet (72 meters) and a length of 755 feet (230 meters). The reservoir ...
Loch Awe
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
1961 Loch Awe Pictures Loch Awe Message Forums Also known as: Lake Awe
Scenic Loch Awe is located in central Scotland's Argyll and Bute Council region. Renowned for its trout fishing, the lake is a fantastic holiday getaway for anglers and also offers numerous islands, castle ruins, and open water for paddling, boating and exploring. Kilchurn Castle, one of the most photographed ...
Loch Shin
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
1957 Loch Shin Pictures Loch Shin Message Forums Loch Shin is a long and narrow glacial lake located in County Sutherland, part of the Scottish Highlands. This freshwater loch measures about 17.5 miles (28.2-kilometers) long with a maximum width of only one mile (2.2 kilometers). Loch Shin is oriented in a general northwest to southeast direction, ...
Loch Morar
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
1950 Loch Morar Pictures Loch Morar Message Forums The deepest loch in the western Highlands of Scotland is beautiful Loch Morar. Gouged from the rock by glaciers, this water body reaches the extreme depth of 1,017 feet - deeper than most of the seabed off Scotland's west coast. This rugged area has been called "the highlands of the Highlands." The ...
Ladybower Reservoir
(England, United Kingdom)
1945 Ladybower Reservoir Pictures Ladybower Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Ladybower Lake
The hunter waits patiently for the birds to emerge at Ladybower Reservoir. There is a rustle then the grouse break cover, their wings thrumming and beating their escape. Unable to get a shot but hardly disappointed, the hunter climbs from the tuff and stone blind and surveys the landscape around him. ...
Lough Neagh
(Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
1940 Lough Neagh Pictures Lough Neagh Message Forums Also known as: Lake Neagh, The Lough
Nestled in the heart of Northern Ireland, Lough (Lake) Neagh is the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles. Covering over 96,800 acres with beautiful water for exciting outdoor recreation and sightseeing, the lake is popular with tourists from around the world. In addition to tourism, eel fishing ...
Loch Rannoch
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
1935 Loch Rannoch Pictures Loch Rannoch Message Forums Nestled in the Perth and Kinross region of the Scottish Highlands, Loch Rannoch is a glacial freshwater lake often considered to be the most beautiful place in Scotland. Located near the center of Scotland, the lake is convenient to Scots and appealing to travelers from abroad. Loch Rannoch is a long, ...
Loch Ericht
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
1931 Loch Ericht Pictures Loch Ericht Message Forums Also known as: Lake Ericht
Hidden in the shadow of Ben Alder Munro or Mountain, Loch Ericht is a beautiful freshwater lake on the border between Perth and Kinross and the Highlands Council areas of Scotland. At 5,532 acres (22.39 square km), Loch Ericht is one of the less commercialized lakes in the region which makes it the ...
Lake Vyrnwy
(Wales, United Kingdom)
1888 Lake Vyrnwy Pictures Lake Vyrnwy Message Forums Also known as: Llyn Efyrnwy, Vyrnwy Reservoir
Lake Vyrnwy (Llyn Efyrnwy in Welsh) is a beautiful man-made reservoir constructed in 1888 to provide the City of Liverpool with a reliable and plentiful source of fresh water. Just south of Snowdonia in the county of Powys in Mid Wales, the 1,122-acre (4.54 square kilometer) lake is today managed by ...
Lower Lough Erne
(Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
1840 Lower Lough Erne Pictures Lower Lough Erne Message Forums Also known as: Lower Lake Erne, Lake Earne
Lower Lough (Lake) Erne is one of several lakes on the beautiful River Erne in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The River Erne begins in County Cavan and flows 64 miles north through Loch Gowna, Lough Oughter and Upper and Lower Lough Erne before meeting with the Atlantic Ocean at Ballyshannon. The ...
Upper Lough Erne
(Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
1840 Upper Lough Erne Message Forums Also known as: Upper Lake Erne
Upper Lough Erne is a sparkling 8,525-acre lake on the scenic River Erne in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The River Erne begins in County Cavan and flows north through Loch Gowna, Lough Oughter, Upper Lough Erne and Lower Lough Erne, a distance of 64 miles, before meeting with the Atlantic Ocean ...


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