High Newton Reservoirs. Sunday 6th May 2018
Leader: Mike Earl
Photos: Clive Horsford

On probably the warmest day of the year so far, nine members parked cars on the disused road near Whitestones Caravan Park, High Newton. 

As the party started out on the footpath in the caravan park , a grass snake was brought to the attention of the party by a very observant member. We continued through the park, climbing steeply, and enjoying extensive views. On reaching the summit of Whitestones more all round views were absorbed.

We crossed more open ground before entering woodland ( the path was boggy in places here ) and a brief lunch stop was taken when we reached the forest track. During the break we heard the song of a cuckoo and the drumming of a woodpecker.

We then walked through Bog End Moss, across fields and onto a tarmac road which took us past The Height farm and on to High Newton Reservoirs.

We made a circuit of the Reservoirs and rejoined the road and returned to the cars.

The weather was excellent throughout the walk which was about five miles long. The leader was Mike Earl.