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Last Wednesday was the very first dry day we have had here this year and so I went with a group of friends for a walk around this reservoir. It was cold, overcast and quite breezy but at least the rain stayed off until we had finished our five or six mile walk around the reservoir's circumference.

A substantial reservoir with an earth embankment dam in South Lanarkshire, Camps began operating in 1930. It lies about three miles east of the village of Crawford (you can check that on Map:view) and is the source of the Camps Water, a tributary of the River Clyde. Now operated by Scottish Water for the supply of drinking-water, it covers an area of 78.8 hectares (194 acres).

The reservoir also supports a local fishing club and this picture was taken from near the fishing club's hut where we stopped to eat our lunch. Unfortunately we had to sit outside to eat our sandwiches as entry to the hut is reserved for fishing club members only!

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