FERNILEE RESERVOIR - 11/05/03
Today we were in the Goyt Valley again, walking around the Fernilee Reservoir. The weather today was sunshine and showers, although we managed to miss out on most of the day's sunshine, but catch the worst of the rain! We park in a small layby, South East of the Reservoir, talking an anti-clockwise route around the Reservoir.
|The walk is mostly flat, the only hill worthy of mention is at the start and finish of the walk from the car park, down to the Reservoir. On the Eastern side of the Reservoir there used to be a railway line linking the High Peak canal at Whaley Bridge with the Derwent at Cromford.|
|The Reservoir was constructed in 1938 and under it's waters are the remains of the Chilworth Gunpowder Factory. Unfortunately, there are not many photos from the first half of the walk, the rain was too bad to even get the camera out!|
|Heading back along the Western side of the Reservoir we had a choice of either heading back via a woodland walk or a waterside walk, we took the waterside walk.|