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Camps Reservoir - OK03AF
A traditional Cache near Camps Reservoir
Owner: N0hope
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altitude Altitude: 345 m. ASL.
location Region: United Kingdom (UK) > South Western Scotland
type Cache type: Traditional
size Size: Micro
status Status: Ready to be found
time Time required: 0:30 h    wayTo Distance to travel: 0.80 km
hidden Date hidden: 24-01-2017
creation-date Date created: 24-01-2017
last-mod Last modification: 25-01-2017
Found 3x Found
Not found 0x Not found
Note 0 notes
watchers 0 watchers
visits 5 visitors
votes 3 x rated
score Rated as: Good
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A substantial reservoir with an earth embankment dam in South Lanarkshire, Camps began operating in 1930 and is located 3 miles (5 km) east of the settlement of Crawford and 11 miles (18 km) north northwest of Moffat. It 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 ha (194 acres). It also provides a recreational fishery and the Clyde Wind Farm is spread over the hills surrounding the reservoir.

The construction of Camps reservoir was undertaken by German prisoners of war in the First World War. German soldiers, other than officers and senior NCOs, could be put to work that did not directly further the prosecution of the war. The camp which housed them is included in the 1919 'List of Places of Internment' in Britain, its colonies and dominions.

The location of the camp is not known but it is likely to have occupied one of the terraces of the Camps Water, downstream from the dam site. The image shows the best guess at the location.

The Cache:

The cache is located away from the road leading to the reservoir. Please do not drive to the cache, vehicles are only allowed under permit.

Parking suggestion - N55 29.148 W3 35.783

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