Date – 31st of May
Location – Hartsop (off A592), Ullswater, Cumbria
Timing – 3pm onwards
With the support of Beckside Construction, Hydrolite and the National Trust,the BHA has arranged another in a series of hydro site visits.
The scheme is the Hayeswater Hydro scheme, near Ullswater in Cumbria. This is a 2 x 125kW Hydrolite twin jet Turgo. As part of the National Trust’s commitment to deliver 50%
of its energy from renewables by 2020, Hayeswater is the second scheme to be built by the National Trust in the Lake District, delivering 900kWh a year. The construction phase was
between July 2015 and December 2016 and spanned Storm Desmond in December 2016 which created some interesting challenges and opportunities for the scheme!
Water power has been used to support industrial activity since at least 1866 when a wooden dam was constructed across Hayeswater Gill to provide power to the Myers Head Lead Mine.
Water use in the valley continued on an industrial scale when, in 1908 a dam was erected on Hayeswater Lake and water was abstracted and used for drinking water within the Ullswater valley. This reservoir was abandoned in 2005, however the filter house, some underground pipes and the access track remain in place to this day and helped facilitate the construction of the hydropower scheme.
After the site visit we will reconvene to the Crown Inn, Pooley Bridge and not as originally planned, the Glenridding Hotel. A light buffet will be provided, plus there will be a pay bar available. More information about the Crown Inn can be found here
The cost is £10 per person for members and £15 for non-members, which is to cover the cost of food, but not drinks. This is payable on the day or in advance.
To book a place/s, please email email@example.com or call 07788278422 with your contact details.
Numbers are limited, so please book early.
Further details, including a location map will be sent out to those attending nearer the date.