A birthday walk around Avon Dam which didn’t quite go as planned. The ford which was marked on the map even after a long period of dry weather was 12 inches deep which meant boots off and wading was in order!! Still an area I’ve never been to before and its better than sitting in an office!!
|Start – Shipley Bridge
|Route – Brent Moor – Huntingdon Cross – Avon Dam – Shipley Bridge
|Distance – 4 3/4 miles Start time – 9.30am Time taken – 4hrs Highest Point – Brent Moor 450m
|Weather – Some sun but mainly hazy, very hazy!
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF
Looking up the return route, here we turn left
Higher up and we get views to Shipley Tor
Looking down to Black Tor from Brent Moor
The submarine like Eastern White Barrow in the distance
Avon Reservoir from Brent Moor
The end of Avon Reservoir we headed down to the left of this photo
We should have crossed the ford here as part of the Abbot’s Way. I can only assume they got their feet wet normally!!
Looking back in the direction of Avon Reservoir
As we come round the corner the reservoir comes into view again
Looking back towards our ‘ford’ the dimple on the horizon in the spoil heap at Redlake
Looking towards the dam over Avon Reservoir
Black Tor above the road back to Shipley Bridge
The River Avon