18 November 2012

Scammonden Reservoir

Following the visit to Ringstone reservoir the other week we continued on to Scammonden. Never having walked there, I had always thought of this reservoir as being rather a grim place as the M62 runs all along the dam and there is a continuous flow of giant lorries grinding past.

Actually, once you get down to the far reaches of the res, the motorway disappears completely behind the curve of the hill and it becomes peaceful and very attractive. On the day I visited the air seemed crystalline with every detail sharply illuminated and wonderful contrasts between jewel bright leaves, silken water, feathery twigs and deep shade.

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