Nutscale Reservoir

The reservoir in the catchment area of Horner Water is a quiet spot, not normally used for sport apart from private trout fishing.  People not familiar with the layout of the land will find it difficult to spot the reservoir from the road as it lies in a deep valley.

gb-3-284000-141000-1986In 1942, Nutscale Water was dammed  to supply Porlock and Minehead with fresh water.  Now it just serves a few properties.

The reservoir is 375 metres long covers an area of 8 acres. It holds up to 277,000 m3 of water.  From the reservoir 3000 m3 of water flow through a pipeline to the Porlock Treatment Works.
The National Trust’s Holnicote Estate own the fishing rights which are leased out privately.

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Surface area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Average depth 12.2 metres (40 ft)
Water volume 277,000 m3 (225 acre·ft)
Shore length1 1,140 metres (3,740 ft)


Photo by Ian Brown

Photo by Ian Brown