Friday, 4 September 2015

Big B******* Walking club goes to North America....

Again to Langsett, this time with the time in hand to get all the way around and also with the ability to get into the higher areas of it.  For those not familiar with Ben Nevis, this is nowhere near as tall, but there are a number of similarities with it.

Look at it from the point of view that if you can't get up this one, don't even get out of the car at Nevis.... :)

That said, it was a spectacular walk and took us around the top of the Reservoir and up into North America...

In Sheffield...

I kid you not...

Read on...


The fenced off section of the main Dam


And when you get through the fence


Couldn't quite figure out how...


Blamed it on not being able to see anything for the sun...


And then down into the reservoir path proper


Translated, "If it's shiny, don't kick it...."


The edge of the reservoir showing how much rain we haven't had recently...


And the high point before we really had to start climbing.


Found a bridge...!  You knew we had to...


Doesn't look that steep, but it went on a way...


And here's where we found North America....


These ruins are all that is left of North America Farm, following them being used for target practise by a variety of tank brigades in the second world war, I suspect that a lot of the stone has been taken by people over the years and used for other projects, but it is interesting to see how far out of the way they built functional buildings back then.


And by this point, the local wildlife were taking an interest, so we made a trip down.


And this bit felt very much like Ben Nevis in a lot of ways, from the angle and turns.


To the steps and boundaries.


We took a walk around the river at the bottom


and the path on the hill we'll take when there's more light to be had (it was dark half an hour after this picture...)


Which gave us a spectacular sunset to observe


And of course, all you need is...


And random mini staircases in the middle of the forest...

Nights are closing in fast now, so we're moving the walks to Thursday where we can and setting off earlier rather than waiting till we both get back on tuesday nights.  As always, interesting suggestions for walks are always appreciated.

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