Used by the Isle of Man film industry because of its beauty and because it looks like Scotland. The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout between March and October and can be fished with a licence. There is a disabled access point for fishing. There is also a boat house for small craft and kayaking.
Beneath the reservoir are the flooded remains of old farms.
Above the reservoir is the planation of mixed conifers with popular trails for hikers, runners and dog walkers.