Three Reservoirs Walk - December 21st

Posted 23/12/2019

It was a large party of seventeen adults, four children and one dog who undertook DVWG’s last walk before Christmas around the three reservoirs of Scout Dyke, Ingbirchworth and Royd Moor.

It was a mild winter day with some sunshine too, as we set off alongside Scout Dyke Reservoir, quickly reaching the outskirts of the village of Ingbirchworth, walking up the hill and crossing the dam wall.

Ingbirchworth Reservoir is one of several local reservoirs, but is often forgotten to walk around, which is a shame as the views across this reservoir are simply stunning, we completed a half circuit and joined the adjacent road ascending to the top of Royd Moor Hill, where we took a small diversion to the windmill viewing gallery, here we had ample seating for a lunch break, although it was a tad exposed with wind at the top of the hill.

We then started to descend some very muddy field paths to reach Royd Moor Reservoir and finally back to the  start point at Scout Dyke Reservoir.

Well done to everyone who completed this 6.6 miles walk in pleasant conditions, well done to fancy dress Santa, Peter Bentley and well done to Julie Foster who clocked up 500 miles with DVWG on this walk.

Finally a big hello and welcome to Glyn and Joanne Smith who joined us for the first time on this walk.