Swinsty Reservoir Walk
Friday was a day of work for us both, we headed of to Swinsty Reservoir.
Swinsty Reservoir is located in the Washburn valley north of Otley and west of Harrogate in Yorkshire,
,Beneath the waters of the reservoir are the remains of New Hall, originally a home to the Fairfax family, whose members included Ferdinando Fairfax and the poet Edward Fairfax. Women in the nearby village of Timble were twice tried at York for witchcraft on the accusation of Edward, who suspected them of possessing his two daughters. Neighbouring Fewston Reservoir covers another Fairfax family home, Cragg Hall.
Time needs to be spent here to see the birds, the odd Blue tit and Robin can be found in the Pine woods and in the distance we heard the sound of a Woodpecker.
On the water, Mallards ,Gulls and Canada geese were hoping the many visitors would share their sandwiches.
To days outing was all about the walk in the fresh air to enjoy the view.
The only flower to be found braving the cold was Gorse.
Stairs for the water to run down
This is the run of for the water at the far end of the reservoir.
Back round at the start,
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