Monday, 31 May 2010

A Bank Holiday Stroll

Approx 7 miles to be more specific!  We live on the outskirts of Saddleworth and Dovestones Reservoir is a popular haunt for lots of local people on a weekend.  The walk around the 2 reservoirs is lovely and quite challenging in itself, but we decided to go one step further!!  The walk took us up the steep path to Chew Reservoir, very hard going but eventually we made it to the top to see a very empty looking reservoir!  We then walked a fair way along the edge of Saddleworth moorland with spectacular views of Dovestones and Yeoman Hey Reservoirs below.  We passed brave rock climbers along the way... rather them than me!  Eventually we started to descend down towards Dovestones again.  4 hours later and we arrive back at the car, very hot, tired but feeling a huge sense of achievement to look up and see where we'd been.  A recommended circuit for any keen walkers out there.

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1 comment:

Angela said...

Great pics, especially like the cotton grass. Looks as though you had a great walk, it is always a wonderful feeling looking up at the end and thinking we were there!