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.