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Lamaload Reservoir

LAMALOAD RESERVOIRThis fairly small reservoir is situated on the edge of the Manchester CTR and consists of just one body of water. Orientated in a predominately north-south direction, Lamaload Reservoir can be difficult to spot from lower levels.

To the north is a large area of open ground and countryside. On the northern edge of the reservoir is a small wooded area.

To the east is a small wooded area on the edge of the reservoir. Beyond this is an area of open ground which leads to rising terrain. This terrain separates Lamaload Reservoir and another VRP, Buxton. On the top of this terrain is a series of elongated reservoirs orientated in a north-south direction.

To the west is the large town of Macclesfield. A road, the A537, runs from Macclesfield towards the town of Buxton and passes just south of Lamaload Reservoir.

To the south is a group of four reservoirs which are surrounded by a wooded area. These reservoirs are orientated in an east-west direction. Special care should be taken to ensure you do not mix up these reservoirs with Lamaload Reservoir.

BASE OF CONTROLLED AIRSPACE - SURFACE. This VRP is inside the Manchester CTR.

HELPFUL HINT - During times of prolonged dry weather, the water level in this reservoir can drop making it difficult to spot. If intending to operate near this VRP but remain outside of controlled airspace it is best to monitor Manchester Radar on 118.580 and select the Frequency Monitoring Code 7366 in your transponder.

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