Another from Thruscross Reservoir in North Yorkshire.
Thought I’d add a few views from Thruscross Reservoir to give a flavour of the types of environment a walker would pass through in a trip round it.
The down side of the dam at Thruscross Reservoir . I think had I waited a few more minutes to take this photo the face of the would have started to be covered in shadow.
The last for the time being.
(Until next time, or another dam.)
The owners of Thruscross Reservoir, Yorkshire Water, maintain a footpath round the perimeter of the reservoir for use by the public – though, in truth, a footpath would probably develop over time, as people would probably take the right anyway. At least now the footpath is managed and it encourages people to follow it, rather than set up a myriad of tracks.
It’s a reasonable walk all the way round (a little over 4 miles, I think), which can easily take all morning/afternoon if you dawdle, like I generally do when I’m out with my camera. Of course, being a body of water there’s no short cut, you either go back the way you came or go all the way round!
Near to Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, Thruscross Reservoir sits in the Washburn Valley. The village of West End was flooded as part of the filling. Three further reservoirs exist downstream.
This view, because I’ve shot it against a light sky, belies just how black and forbidding the water looks from the upside of the dam. A particularly windy day (perishing) has given the water a fair chop.