Roddlesworth Woods and the Reservoirs

Date 24/1/2019  
Starting Point Dole Lane, Abbey Village (SD642223)    
Distance 4.5 miles    


A late afternoon walk in mid winter - walking up the gorge to White Coppice Quarry then climbing up from there to Coppice Stile Farm. From there it was to Great Hill and returning by the path alongside Dean Black Brook


Looking across Rake Reservoir to Watermans House

The iron footbridge crossing the overflow from Upper Roddlesworth Reservoir


The embankment of Upper Roddlesworth reservoir


Climbing the steps to reach Upper Roddlesworth


The splendid bridge at the top of the overflow


Upper Roddlesworth Reservoir


River Roddlesworth


A waterfall cascading into the river



My favourite spot in Roddlesworth. It's beautiful at any time of year


A nuthatch


Looking across to the ruins of Grouse Cottage