This month, Northumbrian Water is starting essential maintenance and improvement work at one of its reservoir sites.

Lockwood Beck reservoir, located between Guisborough and Whitby, will temporarily close to the public from August 24, for approximately 16 weeks, to ensure the safety of visitors and those carrying out the work.


However, with Scaling Dam reservoir only five miles along the road from Lockwood Beck reservoir which offers beautiful walks and excellent coarse fishing, visitors and anglers can take advantage of this alternative site for the duration of the closure.


Project Manager Mike Ciaraldi said: “Together with our partners Interserve, we are carrying out essential maintenance and improvements to enhance the resilience of water supplies and efficiency of the operations at Lockwood Beck reservoir.


“This work will involve excavation work and heavy vehicular movement on site and will require us to take over the majority of the car parking space. So for the safety of everyone concerned, we need to close the site and urge people to stay away until we reopen at the end of the year.


“Scaling Dam is a beautiful place to visit and to enjoy coarse angling, so we would recommend anyone who enjoys visiting Lockwood Beck to give it a try when they are in the area, as it offers beautiful scenery and great fishing really close by.”


During the course of the work, there will be some periods where temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A171, to allow larger vehicles to safely access the site.


Regularly updated details of the project will be available on Northumbrian Water’s community portal at following the link to the Lockwood Beck Reservoir page.