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  River Chew - Chew Valley Lake
CHEW VALLEY LAKE is a large man-made reservoir nestling in the foothills of the Mendips, ten miles south of Bristol.
The lake was completed in 1956 and harnesses the abundant rainfall of the Mendip catchment area (14,000 acres), providing drinking water for the nearby city of Bristol and the surrounding area.
The lake is also a popular water sports venue, hosting windsurfing and sailing in addition to housing a nature reserve, several public picnic areas, woodland walks and a restaurant at Woodford Lodge.
www.riverchew.co.uk /chew_valley_lake.htm   (417 words)

  Chew Valley Lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chew Valley Lake (Grid reference ST5659) is a large reservoir in the Chew Valley, Somerset, England, and the largest artificial lake in south-west England with an area of 1,200 acres (4.9 km²).
The lake, which was created in the early 1950s and opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956, provides much of the drinking water for the city of Bristol and surrounding area, taking its supply from the Mendip Hills.
Chew Valley Lake is located in the Chew Valley at the northern edge of the Mendip Hills, surrounded by meadows and woods and close to the villages of Chew Stoke, Chew Magna and Bishop Sutton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chew_Valley_Lake   (2566 words)

 AWT Reserves: Chew Valley Lake
Chew Valley Lake is a large reservoir about 7 miles south of Bristol and is well known for its birds, including internationally important numbers of wildfowl.
Chew is the largest artificial lake in south-west England.
Chew Valley Lake often attracts rare birds, including osprey, the scarcer grebes, and an American wader or duck appears most years.
www.avonwildlifetrust.co.uk /level1/reserves/chew_valley.htm   (472 words)

 User talk:Rodw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I think the Chew article is actually really good, all it needs is a bit of editing to bring it into "house style".
Litton Reservoirs are "in" as water from there flows into the Chew - the boundary of the catchment area runs to the east of them, due south from Hinton Blewitt for a mile or so, then sweepnig west in a big loop to encompass Chewton Mendip.
Hi, The infobox that I changed it to on the Chew Stoke etc pages is the standard English town/village one for places in unitary authorities, it's infobox England place with map UA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/User_talk:Rodw   (2376 words)

 Bristol Waters - Chew Valley Lake
Chew Valley is famous around the world for its scenic beauty and top quality sport.
The deepest part of the lake is by the Dam and the outlet tower, where the steeply sloping shores of Walley Bank and the North Shore put depths of up to 20ft within the reach of bank anglers.
There is a fleet of 32 motor boats for hire to fish on Chew Valley.
eis.bris.ac.uk /~cckhrb/BW/chew.htm   (407 words)

 Chew Valley Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The lake, therefore, is subject to some disturbance from these activities but the southern end (Herriott's) has been designated as a nature reserve and it is here that the Chew Valley Ringing Station (CVRS) operates.
This is the winter headquarters of the lake's Canada goose flock, and should always be checked, as some sort of wacky goose turns up most years, although recent winters have also produced the more sensible bean, pink-footed, white-fronted and brent.
This raised embankment allows you to view the little-watched part of the lake between the sailing area and Denny; if water levels drop in the autumn, the undisturbed west side of the island attracts a lot of birds, although viewing is necessarily distant.
www.somersetbirds.uko2.co.uk /chew_valley_lake.htm   (3369 words)

 Knowle Angling Association Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The upper chew is a wild 1 1/2 mile stretch of water fed by the Mendip Hills.
The lower chew is a more sedate 5 mile stretch of water flowing from Chew valley lake.
The river Yeo is a wild 1 1/2 mile stretch of water fed from Blagdon Lake.
www.knowleangling.co.uk /4682.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*   (131 words)

 Untitled Document
The event was a joint celebration of Fairtrade fortnight with the local WI whose members brought their expertise to bear in the form of planning and organisation of a coffee morning and, of course, refreshments using fair-trade ingredients.
Central to their aim was to tell local people about the Chew Valley Box Scheme thus making it easier for shoppers to join in the Fairtrade wave effortlessly; several people have promised to sign up for the monthly delivery scheme.
A number of residents in Chew Magna, which was not on the list of areas to be leafleted, have dismissed the exercise as public relations rather than genuine consultation, and cited the experience of the airport's consultation exercise of May 1988 titled 'The Way Ahead' as evidence for that view.
www.chewvalleygazette.co.uk /05_04/news_0504_lowerleft.html   (1388 words)

 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
However, the lake has made up for this as a rarity hotspot in other ways - in the 1970s, rare waders (particularly Nearctic species in autumn) were turning up at the rate of several per year, but the pace has slowed in recent years.
Chew Valley Ringing Station operates at the southern end of the lake and has produced records of Marsh and Aquatic Warblers in recent years.
Chew Valley Lake, ten miles south of Bristol, is the largest reservoir in south-west England.
www.fatbirder.com /links_geo/europe/england_avon_and_bristol.html   (3822 words)

 New clycle route Chew Valley Lake
A new 3-km section of pedestrian/cycle track to the west of Chew Valley Lake is being officially opened on Wednesday 24 July.
The routing of the path allows opportunities for scenic views of Chew Lake and takes into account the species rich botanical sites that were identified during the preliminary feasibility studies.
Bath and North East Somerset, the funder of the track, are grateful to Sustrans, the Chew Valley Trail Association and the local community for supporting the building of this new facility.
www.bathnes.gov.uk /press_releases/n-t-releases/new-cycle-route-chew-valley-lake.htm   (294 words)

 Blagdon Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Needless to say, the new lake quickly became an attraction to wildfowl as well, and it proved to be an important site until becoming somewhat over-shadowed during the late 1950's by neighbouring Chew Valley Lake.
Annual bird watching permits may be obtained from Chew Valley Lake's Woodford Lodge at (£12) or, day permits (£2) may be obtained from the refreshment area by the dam at Chew and bird wardens at either lake (myself included).
I suppose the lakes main claim to fame will, forever, be the appearance of the first pied-billed grebe seen in the Western Palearctic in 1963 (and later chosen as the emblem of the Bristol Ornithological Club).
www.somersetbirds.uko2.co.uk /blagdon_lake.htm   (1700 words)

 Need a hotel close to fishing at Chew Valley Lake and Blagdon Lake?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chew Valley Lake and Blagdon Lake are only a short drive away; these man-made lakes are famous for their trout fishing.
Chew Valley Lake, which is the nearest to us (approx.
Chew Valley Lake lies in the heart of the Chew Valley, the lake is surrounded by unspoilt meadows and woods making a wonderful setting for a day's fishing.
www.oldmalthouse.co.uk /41fishing.htm   (179 words)

 CVL BIRDING - The Birds of Chew Valley Lake
CVL BIRDING - The Birds of Chew Valley Lake
Chew Valley Lake is a semi-natural reservoir ten miles south of Bristol, and is the largest lake in south-west England.
Traditionally the time of year when the water levels drop to reveal lots of muddy lake margins, but with the very high water levels this autumn, potentially the best place may be Heron's Green Pool - if the water levels drop then Spotted Crake is a good possibility.
www.cvlbirding.co.uk   (580 words)

 Trout Fishing in South West England
Chew Valley Lake is a huge lake of 1200 acres run by Bristol Water Fisheries, who also administer Blagdon Lake and The Barrows.
The largest lake is thirty-four acres and both are well stocked with a number of double figure rainbows.
All three lakes are famous for clear water and rich fly life.
home.san.rr.com /garyandyafei/Trout/Fishing2.htm   (619 words)

 Seasonal strolls
Chew Valley Lake, owned by Bristol Water is the largest inland water body in the South West.
Public access to the lake is restricted to the north-eastern shore where two easily accessible trails lead to a bird hide that gives impressive views across the water.
This magnificent bird is commonly seen throughout the year along the shoreline of the lake and a few breed in a small heronry found on this island.
www.wildlifetrust.org.uk /avon/wildlife/seasonal-strolls.htm   (5099 words)

 Flying Fifteen Fleet
If you have ambitions to compete towards the front of the fleet or wish to sail in superb surroundings then Chew is amongst the best places you could find.
This end of the lake has ample room for a full Olympic course with 1km long legs or more varied courses around fixed buoys when the windward leg can be almost the length of the lake,the best part of 2 km.
The facilities for the Fifteens match the clubhouse and the surroundings.Boat parking is along one edge of a gravelled and tarmaced car park at the edge of the lake with no boat having more than 150 mtrs of level access to the top of the slipway.
www.chewvalleysailing.org.uk /racfleets/cvf15.htm   (829 words)

 National Cycle Network route from East Harptree to Whitchurch, along with Chew Valley Trail
It should also allow pupils from nearby communities at Chew Valley School to travel to and from school in greater safety on foot or by bicycle.
Chew Valley Lake is a site of Special Scientific Interest and also a Special Protection Area for birdlife.
The planned circular route could be begun at any of the car parks and picnic areas around the lake, and the bird life and scenery will make a memorable experience for day visitors from a wide area.
www.bathnes.gov.uk /committee_papers/PTandE/pt990325/20nation.htm   (1341 words)

 BOC | Avon Ringing Report 2002
At CVL, both Sedge and Willow Warbler continued to be caught in very low numbers; the Sedge Warbler total was the lowest since 1981 and Willow Warbler total was the lowest ever recorded at the Lake.
In the Gordano Valley, a record number of birds were ringed (3,126) following intensive catching effort throughout the autumn migration period.
Equally interesting were a batch of local movements which included: a Blackcap controlled in the Gordano Valley in September, two days after it was ringed in East Sussex; and a Reed Warbler controlled in the Gordano Valley 48 days after being ringed as a nestling at CVL.
uk.geocities.com /bristolornithologicalclub/RptAvonRinging2002.htm   (812 words)

 "Cumbria b&b guest house accommodation, Beckfoot Country Guest House, Lake district lodging bed and breakfast place to ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the English Lake District Cumbria
Welcome to Beckfoot Country House superior bed and breakfast, holiday accommodation in the Lowther Valley (Cumbria, England) a beautiful quiet peaceful and un-spoilt corner of the Lake District National Park.
This includes a doggie Bed and Bowl for water and a welcome doggie chew.
www.beckfoot.co.uk   (219 words)

 Bristol Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chew Valley Lake is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Mendip Hills, surrounded by unspoilt meadows and woods.
This is the place to rest your legs, enjoy the splendid views across the lake, watch the fishermen and sailors, and sample the delights on the menu.
There are two attractively landscaped picnic areas with seating in front of the tea shop, overlooking the lake.
www.bristol-water.co.uk /leisure/chew-info.htm   (136 words)

 Blagdon Lake :
There is a picnic area at Chew Valley Lake though.
There is pike fishing at Chew Valley Lake.
No - We're not sure how the whole "sunken village" myth started about Blagdon because that's exactly what it is. All of the ground which was flooded to form the lake was farmland.
www.freenetpages.co.uk /hp/blagdon_lake/pages/other/faqs.htm   (231 words)

 RS700 Sailing Today
Relatively mild and sunny weather greeted the excellent turnout of 25 sailors who had travelled from across the country for the first RS700 Fat Face event of the season at Chew valley Lake sailing club over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of March.
The Mendips then provided a lake wide gust which barrelled down just as the middle of the fleet arrived at the windward mark.
The next event on the circuit will be at a new venue for the 700 fleet, Hunstanton Sailing Club on the North Norfolk coast on the 22nd and 23rd of April.
www.rs-association.com /rs700   (1219 words)

 Dinghy Cruising Association - AGM & Regions
Chew Valley Lake is the biggest inland waterway in the south-west of England, and set in attractive countryside.
The lake is situated on the northern edge of the Mendip hills, eight miles south of Bristol.
At the end of this stretch the road reverts to single lane and immediately there is a left hand turning signposted Chew Magna and Winford.Turn left and follow this road, passing through Winford, for approximately four miles.
www.dca.uk.com /meetings.htm   (755 words)

 BirdForum - A Devonian & An Irishman Go To Chew Valley Lake!
The first we saw of Chew Valley was Herons Green Bay and we observed many birds here.
Being our first visit to Chew, we were not sure where we were and our next stop was near Nunnery Point where we saw more birds before speaking to some anglers who kindly directed us to nearby Woodford Lodge for permits and maps.
There were literally thousands of ducks all over the vast lake on view in front of us.
www.birdforum.net /showthread.php?t=7497   (1108 words)

 Chew Valley Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chew Valley Lake: The largest artificial freshwater lake in south-west England, about 7 miles south of Bristol.
Large numbers of reed warblers breed in the extensive reed beds.
Rare birds: Osprey, the scarcer grebes and American wader and duck are attracted to Chew Valley Lake most years.
www.bishopsutton.bathnes.sch.uk /chew.htm   (212 words)

 Osprey at Chew Valley Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
There were hides at Chew Valley and I would at least stay dry.
There is nothing to be gained from peering through droplet-coated binoculars while getting soaked and probably blown about into the bargain.
I had never seen one at Chew, so that wasn't too bad.
www.btinternet.com /~a.gibb/19990823.htm   (292 words)

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