Spend the afternoon going round one of my favourite walks, thruscross.
This is by no means an easy walk round here, the first part if done in a clockwise direction is easy enough, but you soon get to a section that’s not easy to navigate and a difficult, almost scrambling section. There’s no path to speak of, just be careful where you put your feet, and look out for the directional markers.
The reservoir it’s self is incredibly low, I can’t ever remember seeing it this low. The bridge is now well above water in the previously submerged village of westend. The river washburn down to nothing more than a stream now. The last time the village was visible, was 1995, and now much of the visible bridge and houses have broken down, or covered by sludge. (Here’s a YouTube video showing the 1995 drought)
I shot a few clips on the way around, some of which I didn’t use in the above video, but these two I really did like and couldn’t just leave them.
And this one, I just loved the way the dam reflected in the still water.
Thruscross, with its mix of moorland exposed walks, thick dark woods, and muddy scrambles is always worth a walk.