A circuit of Avon Reservoir

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

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Looking up the return route, here we turn left

Looking up the return route, here we turn left

Higher up and we get views to Shipley Tor

Higher up and we get views to Shipley Tor

Avon Dam 3

Looking down to Black Tor from Brent Moor

The submarine like Eastern White Barrow in the distance

The submarine like Eastern White Barrow in the distance

Avon Reservoir from Brent Moor

Avon Reservoir from Brent Moor

The end of Avon Reservoir we headed down to the left of this photo

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!!

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

Looking back in the direction of Avon Reservoir

As we come round the corner the reservoir comes into view again

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 back towards our ‘ford’ the dimple on the horizon in the spoil heap at Redlake

Looking towards the dam over Avon Reservoir

Looking towards the dam over Avon Reservoir

Avon Dam

Avon Dam

Black Tor above the road back to Shipley Bridge

Black Tor above the road back to Shipley Bridge

The River Avon

The River Avon