3 Hills and a Reservoir

A couple of days off work and a chance to head out for a walk in an area that I don’t visit enough. In fact I haven’t been to Fernworthy Reservoir before. I parked a bit nearer to the Warren House pub than I planned, I meant to park by the bridge over the Walla Brook but drove right past!!. This meant a much longer walk back to the track up Merripit Hill along the roadside. Showers caught me on the top of Merripit, but still it was better than working!

Start – Roadside near the Warren House Inn
Route – Merripit Hill – White Ridge – Fernworthy Forest – Fernworthy ReservoirAssycombe HillWater Hill – Warren House Inn
Distance – 5 miles    Start time – 12.30pm     Time taken – 3hrs    Highest Point – Assycombe Hill 497m
Weather – Showers, some sun, mainly cloudy though
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Fernworthy 1

Looking back to the car and on to Hameldown as I start the walk

Fernworthy 2

Dramatic clouds over Princetown

Fernworthy 3

Hmmm, a bit too dramatic maybe as that rain is heading my way

Fernworthy 4

On top of Merripit Hill looking to Ryders Hill and some rain

Fernworthy 5

Looking to Hameldown Beacon from Merripit Hill

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The sun catches Merripit Hill as I head up White Ridge

Fernworthy 7

Sittaford Tor

Fernworthy 8

Into Fernworthy Forest…..

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…and down to the reservoir, the dam is at the far end

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Sunshine at Fernworthy

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Looking east as I emerge from Fernworthy Forest

Fernworthy 12

Assycombe Hill

Fernworthy 13

Sun burst over Princetown

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Water Hill looking back to Assycombe Hill and Fernworthy Forest

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Bilberries, lots of these on the way back to the car

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