A circular walk around Stocks reservoir  Sun 18th Nov 2012

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


Stocks res


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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Sunday 18th  November 2012
 

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