|Walk:||Walshaw, Walshaw Dean Reservoirs, Withins & Bronte Bridge|
|Start Point:||Penistone Country Park car park||Grid Reference:||SE 019 363|
|Distance:||11 miles||Ascent:||2,100 feet|
|Weather:||Fine and sunny with a short shower near end of walk.|
|Comments:||Our group of 8 set off on a very much up and down walk. First down to Leeshaw Reservoir, up Bodkin and Stairs Lane to Top of Stairs and down to Paddock Beck for a coffee stop. Then up to Shackleton Knoll, down to Walshaw, up to Wadsworth Moor before dropping down to Walshaw Dean Reservoirs for lunch at a shooters hut. Here we joined the Pennine Way up over the moors to Top Withins with its connections with Emily Bronte, before joining the Bronte Way down to Bronte Bridge. It started raining as we made our way back up to the cars at Penistone. At least the rain did not last long and we were rewarded with a rainbow as we neared the car park.|
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Group ready as Dorothy briefs Bill
Climbing Bodkin Lane
Coffee stop . . .
at Paddock Beck
Nice view at Nook, but nobody is at home
Heading for Wadsworth Moor
Stopping sat the Shooters' Hut . . .
for lunch . . .
with a view of Walshaw Dean Upper and Lower Reservoirs
Middle and Lower with Gorple Reservoir in the distance
On the Pennine Way approaching Top Withens
Top Withens with Bronte Way back
Bill looks for the pot of gold . . .
but the heather is nice
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