Brent Reservoir, also known as the Welsh Harp because of it's shape, is a large open body of water spanning between Wembley and Hendon in North West London.
Brent Reservoir, also known as the Welsh Harp because of it's shape, is a large open body of water spanning between Wembley and Hendon in North West London. The reservoir was built in the mid-19th Century to supply water to the Regent's Canal, however it has been extensively modernised with concrete walls and structures. At the western end is a sluice (pictured) with concrete walkways and a control house over the water. The Welsh Harp Sailing Club occupies the North West corner of the reservoir with a complex of buildings and hardstanding. To the east, Cool Oak Lane bridge crosses the reservoir. Much of the reservoir is surrounded by small pockets of woodland and the site is a SSSI which means it is home to rare wildlife species. The reservoir has strong currents and is suitable for boating but not for swimming.
Open to public? Access is restricted in some areas such as the sluice and sailing club.
Parking: Available on request
Postcode: NW9 8RX / Map