Thursday, 3rd May 2012
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Walking beside the River Wharfe . . .
where a 'fly fisherman' tries his hand
Barden Fell from the riverside path
Barden Fell and Simon's Seat
Trying the Super Macro on some primroses
Approaching Trollers Gill
Water surfaces from belowground
Entering Trollers Gill . . .
which is completely dry
Checking back for the Barguest . . .
the terrifying wolf-like creature . . .
encountered in Conan Doyle's 'Hound of the Baskervilles'
Could this be its lair?!?
Grimwith Reservoir, originally built in 1864 by the Bradford Corporation. Following an agreement made in 1970 the size of the reservoir was increased by seven times and the water level was raised by 20 metres (66 ft), with work being completed in 1983.
Grimwith High Laithe . . .
with a nearby . . .
information board . . .
Making a slight detour to . . .
Grimwith House . . .
and another . . .
Nearby water birds . . .
enjoy a secluded spot . . .
overlooking the marina
Not so much left of this one . . .
but a nearby board . . .
gives you lots of . . .
A sturdy bridge takes you across Gate Up Gill
A conglomeration of walking aids - stiles, bridge - and a seat if you need a rest!