27 Jun 2018

a local walk


On the same road as the garden centres we visit is Damflask Reservoir and I often take a walk there.  Although there's a path along the top bank and the woods overlooking the reservoir I usually walk down another which leads to the water's edge and the area by the boathouses and social club for the local rowing and sailing associations. There's usually a lot of activity especially at the weekends when individuals, families and rowing crews get out on the water, socialise in the clubhouse or just sit on the bank and enjoy the camaraderie of a shared interest in a beautiful area. It's a long reservoir in shape and walkers can take the path along the water's edge to the village of Low Bradfield or leave it at different exit points and continue on up into the surrounding hills and moors.  Mr P sits by the reservoir and I take a short walk.  That's enough to lift my spirit especially on a sunny day.        















Near the reservoir is the entrance to the garden centre and a visit to both places is something we often do.  Thankfully we can get there by car, but there's also a bus service to the village of Bradfield that passes by.  Thank goodness that the country public transport service route is still running because many people who live along the route  use it and depend on it.  

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  1. That does look like a very pleasant walk

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    1. It is a good place to walk not far from where we live. Thanks, Bill, for the visit to my blog and for leaving a comment.

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  2. I love nature, I love water and greenery, so the walk was a pleasure for me. I would also go to the garden center. Regards.

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    1. A walk which involves being by a stretch of water is a favourite one for me too.

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  3. I love those ferns, they are one of my favorite plants. sitting and chatting or enjoying the peaceful views is what I would like to do... I like talking with strangers when out and about and love stone and water and trees and you have all of it

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    1. The reservoir is a popular one to take a walk. It's a tranquil place and it's good to see people enjoying the facilities of the sailing/rowing club and going out onto the water. Of course, no swimming - too dangerous.

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  4. Hurrah for buses! That's a great walk, just my cup of tea. 😊

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    1. I know you like your public transport travel. It's a great way to get out and about especially if you have a rail card or free bus/tram pass for seniors as I do!

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  5. How lovely to be able to combine both a visit to a garden centre with a lovely, restful walk by the water too. Good to know that your buses to smaller villages are still in service, so many are being curtailed and it is worrying that people in rural areas can't get to local towns for shopping, doctors and banking etc if they don't drive a car:)

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    1. We live in what was a village on the outskirts of the city and is now more of a suburb, but is still semi rural. Bus companies are cutting out many of their routes to rural areas to save money and it's a worrying trend. I feel sorry for villagers who have lost amenities in the village that they once had such as a post office, grocery store, doctor and small branch of a bank. If driving a car is not an option daily life becomes difficult. Also it isolates people.

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  6. It's a beautiful area, perfect for a walk.

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    1. There's nothing better than a walk by a lake, river, stream or in our situation one of the reservoirs in the area. I hope you're having a good day Jo.

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  7. What a lovely walk. Walking along the water and seeing the beauty is always just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  8. Dear Linda,

    Looks like a pleasant walk and thanks for taking us along.
    Always great to be able to enjoy all the beauty in nature.
    Saw it has been very hot over there and hope you are enjoying the lovely summer weather.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Hello Carolyn. It's good to hear from you. It's certainly enjoyable to be out and about especially when the weather is good. I trust all is well with you in your beautiful part of the world, love Linda.

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  9. How lucky you are having such a beautiful walk nearby! Loved all the photos, how cooling the breeze off the water mustfeel.xxx

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    1. The reservoir is a great place to walk. We're blessed that it's not too far from where we live.

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  10. What a lovely area for a walk. Or just to sit and take in the view!

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    1. We have some beautiful countryside on our doorstep. Damflask Reservoir is a favourite place for walking and watching the boats on the water. Very relaxing.

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Thank you for your kind comment which is much appreciated. Have a lovely day.