On our drive we were heading for Agden Reservoir although at the top of the hill we could stop and look back at our own local reservoir, Damflask.
Here there are fields with sheep grazing, sturdy looking dwellings and farm buildings and then there's a stretch of woodland, mostly oak and pines, before you see the reservoir.
Rose-bay Willow Herb flowers are beginning to pop their seed pods.
lots of insects and a few butterflies still about
Here's the retaining wall of the reservoir
and the outlet for water overflow.
On the other side of the reservoir can be seen more woods
and a rocky escarpment.
Looking down onto the water there appeared to be strange colouration
in the water and I don't know why?
There are plenty of signs by the reservoirs to warn
people that these deep water resources are dangerous
and not places where you should try and swim.
In the woods along by the reservoir there are signs of the
leaves turning to Autumn colours.
Here you can walk along a path and see the reservoir below.
Along the way there are huge slabs of rock embedded
into the bank and tree roots. Above is the lane we drove along.
If the gate is padlocked you can climb the steps
to get back onto the lane.
After our exploration of Agden Reservoir on the lane called Windy Bank - although it wasn't windy on this occasion - we went back to Low Bradfield and had a drink in The Schoolrooms Café. As you can imagine, it was once Low Bradfield's village school and is now a popular refreshment place and gift shop. The school was built to replace one on a different site that was washed away in the tragic Sheffield Flood of 1864. More about that here.
As it was late morning there were many people sitting outside and young families playing in the children's area so I didn't take many photos. The one below is from when we've been there before.
Upstairs was empty so I took a photo. It's a popular venue for birthday parties.
These paintings on display are for sale. The style is distinctive and done by a local artist.
Time to go back home by Damflask Reservoir.
We had already been that way earlier in the week as I wanted to go back to Agden Beck (the stream that runs down from Agden Reservoir and situated in Low Bradfield), look at the buildings there and be reminded of their history. Hopefully, I'll take you there next time.
Thank you for your visit and have a good day and weekend!