Wakeboarding is coming to the Midlands

Chasewater Dam. Credit: ITV News Central

A zip wire has been built across the dam at Chasewater in Staffordshire, which can pull people along. Bosses are hoping it'll attract thousands of visitors to the area.

The 200-year-old reservoir, drained in 2010 for urgent repair work, is now back at full capacity and has opened the region's first ever straight line wakeboarding cable tow.

Chasewater Reservoir in Staffordshire was emptied as part of a £5.5m project because of concerns about possible leaks and flooding from the dam.