Thruscross Variations

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.


Final Dam Pictures


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.


Dam_MG_0643I have it in my mind that I have seen a similar picture some time in the past – with a telegraph pole in front of a much larger dam.



The last for the time being.
(Until next time, or another dam.)


Reservoir Walk


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!


Thruscross Reservoir Dam


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.

Dam_MG_0430Looking down from above.

Continuation downstream of the Washburn.

Dam_MG_0439This 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.