ⓘ Ardingly Reservoir

                                     

ⓘ Ardingly Reservoir

Ardingly Reservoir is west of Ardingly in West Sussex. The southern end is a 74.5-hectare Local Nature Reserve owned and managed by South East Water.

The reservoir feeds the river OUSE located in West Sussex, England 5 miles 8.0 km North of Haywards Heath. The village of Balcombe ardingly and immediately to the East and North of the reservoir, respectively. It was created in 1978 by damming the shell Creek, a tributary of the river OUSE, which flows into the river OUSE, approximately 500 m South of the reservoir. It is filled with water pumped from the river OUSE when river flows are high. The water stored in the reservoir before being treated and distributed to consumers.

Activity centre ardingly offers water sports for the public, including Windsurfing, Canoeing, rowing and sailing boats.

On the Western shore of the pond is in private ownership of property in Balcombe, but in the North, South and East shores offer public rights of way and riders. Ornithologists are catered for with two bird hides located on the Eastern shore.