Killington Reservoir covers a surface area of 153 acres stands at around 213 m (700 ft) above sea level. It was formed by the damming of Killington Beck in 1819 in order to provide water for the now disused Lancaster Canal. The reservoir is extensively used for trout and coarse fishing including roach, pike, perch and bream. It is also used by water sports enthusiasts for dinghy sailing, canoeing and wind surfing. Burns Beck Moss Nature Reserve is a bird reserve on the west side of the reservoir, an ideal location for bird watchers.