Three Reservoirs - One Day
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Three Reservoirs - One day
This walk on a Thursday will take us around all three large reservoirs: Entwistle, Wayoh and Jumbles.
There will be a mixture of terrains starting with a relatively leisurely flat walk around Entwistle, before the more challenging Wayoh and Jumbles, being completed in one lengthy loop.
We will stop off for a short while to enjoy Jumbles and have a picnic. There will also be time for coffee breaks and photo opportunities throughout the day.
After passing the water plantation on Wayoh on our home stretch, we will walk along the hillside paths – uphill, before reaching the final stretch of the walk which takes us back via the ‘Strawbury Duck’ country inn, and down back to the car park. The Strawbury Duck is approx. 5-10 mins from the car park. This is a dog-friendly walk so please bring your pooches along.
Please message me if you have any questions prior to the event.
All photos taken by Andrew Jackson
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What to bring
Water/bladder - 1.5 to 2 litres
Boots: Breathable walking shoes. Preferably waterproof for any wet/muddy areas.
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and drier
Socks: A good walking sock to protect your feet
Layered clothing: Interchangeable base and mid-layer/outer layer recommended for this time of year
Trousers: A pair of walking trousers over jeans and shorts etc. due to changes in weather and consider a breathable fabric where possible.
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Walking pole/s if preferred
Sun cream may also be required given time of year
Medication if necessary
You may wish to bring along your camera to take some snaps of this beautiful area.
Food & drink
A packed lunch/picnic will be required. We will be stopping on Jumbles to enjoy a summer solstace picnic.
You may also wish to bring an energy bar or protein snack/drink/fruit.