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Location address: United Kingdom, Harborough, Stockerston
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Eyebrook Reservoir (also Eye Brook Reservoir) is a reservoir in the East Midlands of England. It straddles the border of Leicestershire (to the west) and Rutland (to the east). It is located about 6 km (3.7 mi) northwest of Corby in Northamptonshire. Nearby villages are Stoke Dry to the north, and Caldecott to the south and near the dam.
Eyebrook Reservoir was formed by the damming of the Eye Brook. It was built between 1937 and 1940 by Stewarts & Lloyds to supply water to their Corby steel works. During the Second World War it was used in May 1943 as a practice site for the Dambuster raids in Germany.
It has been a trout fishery since 1942 and is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Eyebrook is an ideal place for bird watching.