Wednesday, 29th February 2012

Walk: Ornamental Reservoir, Longworth Clough, Part of the Witton Weavers Way across Stake Moss, Belmont Reservoir, Ward's Cote, The Blue Lagoon (War'ís Reservoir)
Start Point: The Black Dog, Belmont Grid Reference: SD 674 158
Distance: 5.6 miles Ascent: 700 feet
Time: 2.75 hours    
Weather: Mainly overcast with low cloud causing a touch of light drizzle as we crossed Stake Moss. Mild.
Comments: 37 walkers. Muddy paths through Longworth Clough. Woodpeckers heard in Longworth Hall Plantation. New stile and gate at the bottom of drive to Wardís Cote clarified access.

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Assembly at Belmont


Egerton Road stile


Descending to . . .


Ornamental Reservoir


Down the slippery slope (steps) to Longworth Clough


Over the water to . . .


join a queue for the hill climb


Still queuing


Mountain climbing in The Hall Wood


Thirty seven pairs of boots have just trodden these board-walks


Taking a breather


Joan decides to strip off - but just her jacket


Looking back over Longworth Clough


Taking a well earned break. If you listen carefully you will hear a woodpecker in the woods.


Serious faces at coffee break


On the Witton Weavers Way across Stake Moss


Winter Hill


Water cascading into Ward's Reservoir


The advance party exploring around Ward's Reservoir


The rear guard near to Wormsteads


Ward's Reservoir near Belmont


Another view of Ward's Reservoir

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