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Nidderdale & Washburn Walks

Swinsty Reservoir

Swinsty Reservoir

Date: 10th December 2005
Distance: 3.1 miles
Ascent: 189 feet
Time: 1 hours 20 minutes
With: On my own
Start Grid Ref: SE198536

Walk Summary:
A quick drive out for a bit of fresh air on this short circuit of the lovely Swinsty Reservoir.

Route Summary: Anti-clockwise circuit of Swinsty Reservoir starting from Smithson's Lane

Pictures:

1. Swinsty Reservoir

2. Swinsty Reservoir

3. Geese flying in formation over Swinsty Reservoir

4. Fewston Reservoir

5. Swinsty Moor Plantation

6. Swinsty Hall

Walk Detail: Having been put off by the weekends forecast I had declined the chance to go walking with Matt. As it turned out the sun didn't stop shining in Harrogate and while I was grateful to get a few things done in town by the afternoon I was thoroughly depressed by being inside on a nice day.

As I was on my own until early evening I decided to go out for a little ramble mainly so I could take some photos. I've always liked Swinsty Reservoir so I thought it would be the perfect tonic for me. The walk itself is a very simple circuit with lovely views of Swinsty and also Fewston Reservoir. In the plantations on the western side a large female deer even crossed my path.

I could not quite shake of the winter blues from the morning though. The stark beauty of Rubbra's Violin Concerto, which I had purchased that day and listened to on the drive out, probably did not help.


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