- Sheep country, both farm and moor
- A pleasant and quiet reservoir
- Views in all directions
I always like a purpose to a walk and in this case I was keen to explore Keighley Moor Reservoir which, from the map, looked a peaceful spot in an area I know nothing about. And so it was. A clear and warm spring day had brought the birds out (not that I could recognize what they are) so I explored around the fringes of the reservoir, finding a peaceful seat for my apple and mars bar. I had passed some shooting butts and this is obviously a popular moor for shooting but not at this time of the year.
The 2nd part of the walk was through farmland (plenty of lambs) and a pretty little dell at Newsholme. I was surprised to come across a Canadian pilot’s was memorial on the walk which is clearly kept well. All in all an enjoyable few hours with far reaching vies over Bronte Country
Recommend: I started the walk at The Grouse country Inn for a purpose….
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|OS Map:||O/S 1.25,000. OL21 South Pennines|
|Start Point:||SE 011382. The Grouse is the best place to start but only if you are going to have a drink afterwards. Otherwise there is some parking 200 metres on the road to the west. Just head uphill from here|
|Height to Climb:||188 ms (595 feet)|
|Terrain:||Easy walking in the moors (but the weather was dry!) otherwise lanes and a quiet road|
|Eating & Drinking:||The Grouse is an excellent start and finish to the walk|
|Similar Walks Nearby:||Discover Wuthering Heights
Ovenden Moor & Oxenhope
Railway Children Walk
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