An 8 mile walk around Stocks Reservoir, would be better with drier conditions underfoot, quite muddy in places
An information board detailing the lost village of Stocks in Bowland.
Click in the photo to be able to read the text.
The route goes North and someway beyond the reservoir before returning onthe other side
This bridge is "officially closed due to storm damage, but it seemed OK to me
The track now leads on to open moorland
The path drops in to the valley to cross the River Hodder
The Hodder valley
A footbridge !!
The route is "waymarked" all the way around with the posts on the right of the photo
The reservoir comes back into view as we are now on the far side
Sunlight on the water
Fishing boats for hire
"The Board House" built by Fylde water Board in the 1930's
The valve tower
The fishing boats passed earlier now on the far bank.
a 1930's style photo
Looking across the Res to the Yorkshire Dales
Looking back along the grassy track
in to the Gisburn Forest
a cold looking reservoir from the causeway bridge
Me, back at the car trying to decide whether I enjoyed the mud or not
On the way back I passed Sawley Abbey near Clitheroe, so stopped for a look around.
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